O How Blest Are the Poor in Spirit

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Source: The Worshiping Church #603
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Paraphraser: Richard K. Avery

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Paraphraser: Donald S. Marsh

Donald S. Marsh (1923-2010) spent his childhood in Asia and then received Bachelors and Masters degrees in music, art and drama from the University of Houston. For 17 years he was involved in the theater, concert and TV world of New York City - as actor, choreographer and teacher. For three decades he served on the staff of the First Presbyterian Church of Port Jervis, directing over 75 plays and musicals, and conducting three choirs. He was an ordained Presbyterian elder. With his colleague, Richard Avery, they have seen over 150 of their songs published in various songbooks and hymnals. These hymns are represented for the world by The Hope Publishing Company. Don spent his retirement in Santa Fe, New Mexico. --www.hopepublishing.com Go to person page >

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First Line: O how blest are the poor in spirit
Title: O How Blest Are the Poor in Spirit
Paraphraser: Richard K. Avery (1979)
Paraphraser: Donald S. Marsh (1979)
Meter: Irregular
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Blest and happy we shall be
Copyright: © 1979 Hope Publishing Company; Words and Music © 1979 Hope Publishing Company



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