The poor in spirit, they are blessed,
God’s kingdom they’ll inherit;
And those that mourn will comfort find
Imputed by Christ’s merit;
The meek are blessed and shall possess
God’s kingdom through Christ’s righteousness.
God fills with good the souls who thirst
And hunger after right;
Those who show mercy shall obtain
Compassion in His sight;
The pure in heart who love Him well
Shall in God’s presence surely dwell.
The peacemakers, they shall be called
The children of the Lord;
And they who persecution bear
And walk in sweet accord
Shall in God’s presence ever stand
And praise Him in the Heavenly Land
So when the wicked persecute,
With cruelty revile,
And vilify and injure us
With viciousness and guile,
Then we’re commanded to rejoice
And praise our God with thankful voice.
Afflictions, though they seem so great,
Are light when viewed through eyes
Comparing them with heavenly bliss
Of God’s own Paradise.
Unending ecstasy and love
Will be our portion up above.