O blest in spirit are the poor

O blest in spirit are the poor

Author: Paul H. Sweetser
Tune: HOLY HILL (Pontius)
Published in 3 hymnals

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1 O, blest in spirit are the poor;
The heav’nly kingdom they possess;
And they that mourn shall mourn no more,
The mourners, God will surely bless.

2 The meek in heart the Lord will bless,
And they shall dwell in all the land;
And those who thirst for righteousness,
They shall be filled from God’s own hand.

3 O, blessed are the merciful,
For mercy they shall sure obtain;
And blessed are the pure in soul,
For they God’s favor shall reclaim.

4 O blest are they who strive for peace,
For they shall be the Lord’s delight;
The heav’nly kingdom shall increase,
In those who suffer for the right.

5 O blest are they whom men revile,
And persecute for Jesus’ sake—
They shall rejoice in God’s own smile,
And rich rewards from Heav

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #12792

Author: Paul H. Sweetser

Sweetser, Paul H. (South Reading, Massachusetts, September 23, 1807--June 11, 1872, South Reading, Mass.). A school teacher in Boston and Charlestown, Mass., editor and writer. A Universalist layman, author of a hymn included in Church Harmonies: New and Old, 1895, beginning "Hark! the voice of choral song." --Henry Wilder Foote, DNAH Archives Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: O blest in spirit are the poor
Author: Paul H. Sweetser
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain



The Cyber Hymnal #12792
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