Robert Burns

(1759-1796 / Ayrshire / Scotland)

Paraphrase Of The First Psalm - Poem by Robert Burns

The man, in life wherever plac'd,
Hath happiness in store,
Who walks not in the wicked's way,
Nor learns their guilty lore!

Nor from the seat of scornful pride
Casts forth his eyes abroad,
But with humility and awe
Still walks before his God.

That man shall flourish like the trees,
Which by the streamlets grow;
The fruitful top is spread on high,
And firm the root below.

But he whose blossom buds in guilt
Shall to the ground be cast,
And, like the rootless stubble, tost
Before the sweeping blast.

For why? that God the good adore,
Hath giv'n them peace and rest,
But hath decreed that wicked men
Shall ne'er be truly blest.

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  • (11/15/2016 6:43:00 PM)

    (Paraphrase Of The First Psalm - Poem by Robert Burns.) A great composition by Robert Burns, among my favorite poets. Thanks Sir, and RIP. (Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, December 31, 2002

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