The man is blest, that hath not bent To wicked rede his eare; Nor led his life as sinners do, Nor sate in scorners chaire. But in the law of God the Lord, Doth set his whole delight, And in that law doth exercise Him selfe both day and night. He shalbe like the tree, that growth Fast by the rivers side: Which bringeth forth most pleasant fruit, In her due tyme and tyde. Whose leafe shall never fade nor fall, But florish still and stand: Even so all thynges shall prosper well, That this man takes in hand.
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From The Whole Book of Psalms, collected into English Metre, 1562.
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Musical settings (art songs, Lieder, mélodies, (etc.), choral pieces, and other vocal works set to this text), listed by composer (not necessarily exhaustive)
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Settings in other languages, adaptations, or excerpts:
- Also set in English, a translation by Thomas Sternhold (d. 1549) , appears in The Scottish Psalter of 1635 FRE FRE GER SCO ; composed by Gary Bachlund.
- Also set in English, a translation by Matthew Parker, Archbishop (1504 - 1575) [an adaptation] FRE FRE GER SCO ; composed by Thomas Tallis.
- Also set in French (Français), a translation by Bible or other Sacred Texts [an adaptation] ENG ENG ENG GER SCO ; composed by Jean de Maletty.
- Also set in German (Deutsch), a translation by Martin Luther (1483 - 1546) , "Psalm 1" ENG ENG ENG FRE FRE SCO ; composed by Robert Radecke, Heinrich Schütz.
- Also set in German (Deutsch), a translation by L. G. Silbergleit , "Der erste Psalm" ENG ENG ENG FRE FRE SCO ; composed by Eyvind Alnæs.
- Also set in Scottish (Scots), a translation by Robert Burns (1759 - 1796) , "Paraphrase of the First Psalm" [an adaptation] ENG ENG ENG FRE FRE GER GER ; composed by John Linton Gardner.
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