Psalm 1: Blessed Are They

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Psalm 1 is the perfect way to begin the Psalms: It is exquisitely structured poetry that makes plain the path of the faithful versus the way of the foolish–a major theme of the Psalmists. This is all well and good for those who are already immersed in the Psalms, but for beginners, ending a poem with “the way of the wicked leads to destruction” is a hard sell. When I write Psalm songs, I try to transplant the original Psalm in a way that makes sense to modern ears. “Blessed Are They” is a Gospel-inflected tune that provides the proverbial “spoonful of sugar” that lets the Psalm’s message come through.

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words and music by Greg Scheer
text based on Psalm 1
copyright 20012
CCLI#6557762

Blessed are they who walk in the way of the Lord.
Blessed are they who walk in God’s way;
who live for the Kingdom of God.

1. Blessed are the ones who follow God
and don’t walk in wicked ways.
They don’t stop and talk where sinners meet,
or stay where scoffers congregate.

Blessed are they who walk in the way of the Lord…

2. The righteous grow like thriving trees
beside living streams, renewed.
Their deep roots, green leaves, and patience bring
new seasons of abundant fruit.

Blessed are they who walk in the way of the Lord…

3. The godless ones will disappear
when the chaff is winnowed from wheat.
They will blow away in judgment winds–
no roots can grow on sin’s broad streets.

Blessed are they who walk in the way of the Lord…

4. The Lord directs the righteous path;
God is with us on the way.
But the wicked wander on their own
without the Lord as hope and stay.

Blessed are they who walk in the way of the Lord…

 

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