Text:Blest Are They
Author:David Haas
Arranger:Michael Joncas
Composer and Arranger:David Haas
Media:Audio recording

172. Blest Are They

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First Line: Blest are they, the poor in spirit
Title: Blest Are They
Author: David Haas (1985)
Refrain First Line: Rejoice and be glad!
Meter: Irregular
Language: English
Publication Date: 2013
Scripture: ;
Topic: Christian Life; Christian Year: Baptism of Jesus; Christian Year: Transfiguration (3 more...)
Copyright: © 1985 GIA Publications, Inc.
Tune Information
Composer and Arranger: David Haas (1985)
Arranger: Michael Joncas (1985)
Meter: Irregular
Key: G Major
Copyright: © 1985 GIA Publications, Inc.

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This hymn paraphrases the Beatitudes (Matthew 5:1–12), the opening portion of Christ’s Sermon on the Mount. Similar words of blessing also occur in the Sermon on the Plain (Luke 6:20–23). Both sets of sayings reverse worldly values and offer a new understanding of God’s ways.

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