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 heart do 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
Publication Date: 1990
Meter: L.M.
Scripture: Matthew 5; Matthew 5:3-12
Topic: The Way of Salvation: Sanctification; Christians: Blessedness of; Happiness
Language: English
Tune Information
Composer: Henry Baker (1854)
Meter: L.M.
Key: E♭ Major

More media are available on the text authority and tune authority pages.