Hymnal: The Christian Psalmist
Compiler: Silas W Leonard and A D Fillmore
Publisher/Printer: S W Leonard
First Line: Blessed is the man who shuns the place
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Writer: <no first name given> <no last name given>
Hymn Number: 190
Page Number: 209, click to see hymnal pages
BLESSED is the man who shuns the place
Where sinners love to meet,
Who fears to tread their wicked ways,
And hates the scoffers seat.
But in the statutes of the Lord
Has placed his chief delight;
By day he reads or hears thy word,
And meditates by night.
Green as the leaf, and ever fair,
Shall his profession shine;
While fruits of holiness appear
Like clusters on the vine.
Not so the impious and unjust:
What vain designs they form!
Their hopes are blown away like dust,
Or chaff before the storm.
Sinners in judgment shall not stand
Among the sons of grace,
When Christ the Judge at his right hand
Appoints his saints a place.
His eye beholds the path they tread,
His heart approves it well;
But crooked ways of sinners lead
Down to the gates of hell.