Blesssed Are the Humble Souls That See

Blessed are the humble souls that see

Author: Isaac Watts
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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.



Source: Trinity Hymnal (Rev. ed.) #527

Author: Isaac Watts

Isaac Watts was the son of a schoolmaster, and was born in Southampton, July 17, 1674. He is said to have shown remarkable precocity in childhood, beginning the study of Latin, in his fourth year, and writing respectable verses at the age of seven. At the age of sixteen, he went to London to study in the Academy of the Rev. Thomas Rowe, an Independent minister. In 1698, he became assistant minister of the Independent Church, Berry St., London. In 1702, he became pastor. In 1712, he accepted an invitation to visit Sir Thomas Abney, at his residence of Abney Park, and at Sir Thomas' pressing request, made it his home for the remainder of his life. It was a residence most favourable for his health, and for the prosecution of his literary… Go to person page >

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First Line: Blessed are the humble souls that see
Title: Blesssed Are the Humble Souls That See
Author: Isaac Watts
Meter: 8.8.8.8
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain

Notes

Bless'd are the humble souls that see. I. Watts. [The Beatitudes.] This metrical paraphrase of the Beatitudes (St. Matt. v. 3-12) appeared in the enlarged edition of his Hymns & Sacred Songs, 1709, Book i., No. 102, in 8 stanzas of 4 lines. It held a prominent position in the older collections, but of late it has fallen very much out of favour. As "Bless’d are," "Blessed are," or "Blest are," it is still found in a few collections both in Great Britain and America.

-- John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)

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Henry Baker (b. Nuneham, Oxfordshire, England, 1835; d. Wimbledon, England, 1910; not to be confused with Henry W. Baker) was educated as a civil engineer at Winchester and Cooper's Hill and was active in railroad building in India. In 1867 he completed a music degree at Exeter College, Oxford, Engl…

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