Leader: 1 Oh, the joys of those who do not follow the advice of the wicked, or stand around with sinners, or join in with mockers.
ALL: 2 But they delight in the law of the Lord, meditating on it day and night.
Leader: 3 They are like trees planted along the riverbank, bearing fruit each season.
ALL: Their leaves never wither,
and they prosper in all they do.
Leader: 4 But not the wicked!
They are like worthless chaff, scattered by the wind. 5 They will be condemned at the time of judgment.
Sinners will have no place among the godly.
ALL: 6 For the Lord watches over the path of the godly, but the path of the wicked leads to destruction.
Leader: 1 May God be merciful and bless us. May his face smile with favor on us. ALL: 2 May your ways be known throughout the earth, your saving power among people everywhere. 3 May the nations praise you, O God. Yes, may all the nations praise you. Leader 4 Let...