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620. O Blessed Are the Poor in Spirit

1 O blessed are the poor in spirit;
for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

2 O blessed are those who mourn;
for they shall be comforted.

3 O blessed are the meek;
for they shall inherit the earth.

4 O blessed are those who hunger and thirst after righteousness;
for they shall be satisfied.

5 O blessed are the merciful;
for they shall obtain mercy.

6 O blessed are the pure in heart;
for they shall see God.

7 O blessed are the peacemakers;
for they shall be called the children of God.

8 O blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness' sake;
for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

9 O blessed are you when the world reviles you and persecutes you;
and utters all manner of evil against you falsely for my sake.

10 Rejoice and be exceedingly glad;
for great is your reward in heaven.

Text Information
First Line: O blessed are the poor in spirit
Title: O Blessed Are the Poor in Spirit
Meter: Irregular
Language: English
Publication Date: 1986
Scripture: ; ;
Topic: Ordinary Time 4, Year A; Ordinary Time 6, Year B; All Saints (November 1) (9 more...)
Source: The Beatitutdes
Tune Information
Name: KONTAKION
Adapter: Richard Proulx, b. 1937
Meter: Irregular
Key: F Major
Source: Byzantine/Slavonic Chant
Copyright: Adapt. © 1985, GIA Publications, Inc.



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