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C.M.

1
How blest is he who ne’er consents
By ill advice to walk;
Nor stands in sinners’ ways, nor sits
Where men profanely talk;

2
But makes the perfect law of God
His business and delight:
Devoutly reads therein by day,
And meditates by night.

3
Like some fair tree, which, fed by streams,
With timely fruit does bend,
He still shall flourish, and success
All his designs attend.

4
For God approves the just man’s ways,
To happiness they tend;
But sinners, and the paths they tread,
Shall both in ruin end.