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.
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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),...
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