527. The Beatitudes

1 Blest are the humble souls that see
Their emptiness and poverty;
Treasures of grace to them are giv'n,
And crowns of joy laid up in heaven.

2 Blest are the men of broken heart,
Who mourn for sin with inward smart
The blood of Christ divinely flows,
A healing balm for all their woes.

3 Blest are the meek, who stand afar
From rage and passion, noise and war;
God will secure their happy state,
And plead their cause against the great.

4 Blest are the souls that thirst for grace,
Hunger and long for righteousness;
They shall be well supplied, and fed
With living streams and living bread.

5 Blest are the men whose bowels move
And melt with sympathy and love;
From Christ the Lord shall they obtain
Like sympathy and love again.

6 Blest are the pure, whose hearts are clean
From the defiling pow'rs of sin;
With endless pleasure they shall see
A God of spotless purity.

7 Blest are the men of peaceful life,
Who quench the coals of growing strife;
They shall be called the heirs of bliss,
The sons of God, the God of peace.

8 Blest are the suff'rers who partake
Of pain and shame for Jesus' sake;
Their souls shall triumph in the Lord
Glory and joy are their reward.

Text Information
First Line: Blest are the humble souls that see
Title: The Beatitudes
Author: Isaac Watts, 1674-1748
Meter: L.M.
Scripture: Matthew 5; Matthew 5:3-12
Topic: The Way of Salvation: Sanctification; Christians: Blessedness of; Happiness
Language: English
Tune Information
Name: QUEBEC
Composer: Henry Baker (1854)
Meter: L.M.
Key: E♭ Major



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