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Blest are they, the poor in spirit

Blest are they, the poor in spirit. David R. Haas* (1957-)   Blest are they, the poor in spirit; theirs is the kingdom of God. Blest are they, full of sorrow; they shall be consoled. Rejoice and be glad!Blessed are you, holy are you.Rejoice and be glad!Yours is the kingdom of God.  © 1986 GIA Publications, Inc. www.giamusic.com. Used by permission. This paraphrase of Matthew 5:3-16, ‘The Beatitudes’, maintains the two-part structure of scripture in each blessing—(1) ‘Blest are they, the poor in spirit; (2) theirs is the kingdom of God’—in the stanzas, each of which is followed by an uplifting refrain, ‘Rejoice and be glad!’ The song first appeared in Come and Journey (1986), containing...

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