Blessed are the poor in spirit

Peter Kearney

Blessed are the poor in spirit for theirs is the kingdom of heav'n
Blessed are the meek for they shall possess the land

Blessed are they that hunger and thirst for righteousness
Blessed are they that suffer gladly for justice' sake

Blessed are they that mourn for they shall be comforted
Blessed are the pure in heart for they shall see God

Blessed are you when men revile you and harm you
And speak all evil against you falsely for my sake

Blessed are the merciful for mercy they will find
Blessed are the peacemakers for they shall be called God's children

Help us to see our poverty, Give us grace to mourn,
Make us meek and merciful - peace makers, pure in heart.

Create in us a hunger for your righeousness,
Mould and recreate us into the image of your dear Son

Grafted into Him - Drawing on His life
May we bear fruit befitting those who've been made one with Christ

make us to shine as lights, able to break through the darkness,
Give us grace to bring this light and life to all men

Teach us to hallow your name, to hasten your kingdom in
To do your will here on earth as it is done in heaven

Create in us a hunger for such righteousness,
Change and renew us into the image of your dear Son.

The prayer section, which has been added to this chorus, was composed by Marilyn Moir. The tune order is A, B, A, B, A, A, B, A, B, A, B. The tune is found in Travelling to Freedom, page 104, LPS publishing, 1971.

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