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Blessed Are the Poor in Spirit

Blessed are the poor in spirit, claiming nothing as their own

Author: Norman Elliott (1967)
Published in 2 hymnals

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1 Blessed are the poor in spirit,
claiming nothing as their own,
but as giv'n them by their Father
that his goodness may be shown.
Blessed are they who share the sorrow
of their God's unchanging love;
they shall know his presence with them
and his promised comfort prove.

2 Blessed are the strong but gentle,
trained to serve a higher will,
wise to know th'eternal purpose
which their Father shall fulfill.
Blessed are they who with true passion
strive to make the right prevail,
for the earth is God's possession
and his purpose will not fail.

3 Blessed are they who show their mercy
to the guilty and the poor,
for to them, set free from judgment,
shall be opened heaven's door.
Blessed, the sincere and truthful
from the lie's deception free,
for the God of truth and beauty
they in joy will surely see.

4 Blessed are the brave and peaceful,
bringing peace where'er they live,
God shall own them as his children
and through them his peace will give.
All for love and truth who suffer,
in your God rejoice and sing;
he, the end of all your striving,
he, your Father, Lord and King.


Source: Moravian Book of Worship #595

Author: Norman Elliott

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Text Information

First Line: Blessed are the poor in spirit, claiming nothing as their own
Title: Blessed Are the Poor in Spirit
Author: Norman Elliott (1967)
Meter: 8.7.8.7 D

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Moravian Book of Worship #595

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Rejoice in the Lord #260

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