Psalm 1

Strasbourg, 1539 / Geneva, 1551

Chord Sheet


Play & Sing Along


Psalm 1

2014 Book of Praise of the Canadian Reformed Churches

1. How blest is he who shuns the path of sin,
who spurns the counsel of unrighteous men
and will not stand or sit among the scoffers;
their company to him no pleasure offers.
But his delight is in God’s holy law;
all day and night he ponders it with awe.

2. Whoever loves God’s law with all his heart
and will not from the way of truth depart
is like a tree which, planted by a river,
stays lush and green with leaves that will not wither
and which in season yields abundant fruit.
So he will thrive, whatever his pursuit.

3. Not so the wicked! For like chaff are they –
mere chaff that gusts of wind will blow away.
When judgment comes, they’ll stand condemned and humbled,
cast out from where the righteous are assembled.
The LORD will guard the pathway of the just;
the way of sinners leads to death and dust.

Show All Verses

Used with Permission

© Copyright 2014 by the Standing Committee for the Publication of the Book of Praise of the Canadian Reformed Churches

More VideoS

Thank you for visiting

May these resources be of some help in encouraging the singing and playing of the Psalms.

By using these simple & unique church melodies of the Reformation, we  share in common with  the many Reformed believers & martyrs that have gone on before and who have often sung these unique melodies to their very last breath.

Soli Deo Gloria

To purchase a copy of the The Book of Praise: Anglo-Genevan Psalter in its various versions which has extensively been used, please visit

Please Note: has no financial interest  or affiliation  in sales and only provides this purchase information for your convenience.