The man is blest, that hath not bent
Language: English  after the Latin 
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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