Blest Are the Contrite Hearts

Blest are the contrite hearts

Versifier: Calvin Seerveld (1984)
Tune: AYLESBURY (Chetham)
Published in 1 hymnal

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Audio files: MIDI

Versifier: Calvin Seerveld

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Text Information

First Line: Blest are the contrite hearts
Title: Blest Are the Contrite Hearts
Versifier: Calvin Seerveld (1984)
Meter: 6.6.8.6
Language: English
Copyright: © Calvin Seerveld

Notes

Scripture References:
st. 1 = Matt. 5:3-4
st. 2 = Matt. 5:5-6
st. 3 = Matt. 5:7-8
st. 4 = Matt. 5:9-10
st. 5 = Matt. 5:11-12
st. 6 = Matt. 5:13-16
st. 7 = Matt. 5:16

With the tune WIRKSWORTH in mind, Calvin Seerveld (PHH 22) prepared this unrhymed versification of Matthew 5:3-16 in 1984 for the Psalter Hymnal. The passage includes the well-known Beatitudes (vv. 3-12; st. 1-5), which recount the blessings of the righteous and the "salt and light" metaphors (vv. 13-16; st. 6-7), which call the righteous to show their faith so that others may praise the Lord.

Liturgical Use:
Worship services focusing on the kingdom of God, the Sermon on the Mount–or, more specifically, the Beatitudes (st. 1-5) or the "salt and light" passage (st. 6-7).

--Psalter Hymnal Handbook

Tune

AYLESBURY (Chetham)

Also called: WIRKSWORTH WIRKSWORTH was first published in John Chetham's collection A Book of Psalmody (1718) and gained its present shape in James Green's Book of Psalm Tunes (1724). Set in minor tonality, WIRKSWORTH has a folk-like charm. The tune's name derives from the town Wirksworth in Derbysh…

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Media

Psalter Hymnal (Gray) #206

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