Blessed are the humble souls that seeAuthor: Isaac Watts
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1 Blest are the humble souls that see
their emptiness and poverty;
treasures of grace to them are giv'n,
and crowns of joy laid up in heaven.
2 Blest are the men of broken heart,
who mourn for sin with inward smart;
the blood of Christ divinely flows,
a healing balm for all their woes.
3 Blest are the meek, who stand afar
from rage and passion, noise and war;
God will secure their happy state,
and plead their cause against the great.
4 Blest are the souls that thirst for grace,
hunger and long for righteousness;
they shall be well supplied, and fed
with living streams and living bread.
5 Blest are the men whose heart do move
and melt with sympathy and love;
from Christ the Lord shall they obtain
like sympathy and love again.
6 Blest are the pure, whose hearts are clean
from the defiling pow'rs of sin;
with endless pleasure they shall see
a God of spotless purity.
7 Blest are the men of peaceful life,
who quench the coals of growing strife;
they shall be called the heirs of bliss,
the sons of God, the God of peace.
8 Blest are the suff'rers who partake
of pain and shame for Jesus' sake;
their souls shall triumph in the Lord,
glory and joy are their reward.
Source: Trinity Hymnal (Rev. ed.) #527
Bless'd are the humble souls that see. I. Watts. [The Beatitudes.] This metrical paraphrase of the Beatitudes (St. Matt. v. 3-12) appeared in the enlarged edition of his Hymns & Sacred Songs, 1709, Book i., No. 102, in 8 stanzas of 4 lines. It held a prominent position in the older collections, but of late it has fallen very much out of favour. As "Bless’d are," "Blessed are," or "Blest are," it is still found in a few collections both in Great Britain and America.
-- John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)
|Instances (1 - 3 of 3)||Title||First Line||Tune||Tune Key||Author||Meter||Scripture||Date||Subject||Source|
|Small Church Music #2740||Abney||Blest are the humble souls that see||ABNEY||Isaac Watts||18.104.22.168|
|The Cyber Hymnal #364||Blest Are the Humble Souls That See||Blest are the humble souls that see||DANVERS||Isaac Watts||LM||<cite>Hymns and Spiritual Songs</cite>, Book I, 1707, number 101|
|Trinity Hymnal (Rev. ed.) #527||The Beatitudes||Blest are the humble souls that see||QUEBEC||Isaac Watts, 1674-1748||L.M.||Matthew 5; Matthew 5:3-12||1990||The Way of Salvation | Sanctification; Christians | Blessedness of; Happiness ||