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The words are a paraphrase of the complete set of Beatitudes from Matthew 5. The music is based on a Chopin Nocturne. Solemn and uplifting.
Lyricist: John William Gordon (based on Matthew 5:3–12)
Composer: John William Gordon (based on Nocturne #11 by Frederic Chopin)
Blessed are the poor in spirit,
For the heavenly realm’s in their keeping.
Blessed are the grieving mourners,
Comfort shall assuage all their weeping.
Blest are they whose thirst and hunger
Focused are on righteousness ever,
Love will furnish what they treasure,
Satisfaction is their favor.
Blessed are the meek and humble,
Theirs the promise earth to inherit.
Blest the merciful, forgiving,
They in return forgiveness shall merit.
Blessed are the persecuted
For the sake of righteousness doing,
Given to them is heaven’s kingdom.
Blest are you when, hatred accruing,
Bearing men’s false accusations,
For the sake of Christ they abhor you.
Great reward is yours for standing
Where the prophets stood before you.
Blest are they with heart unblemished,
They shall enter God’s holy portal.
Blest are they who peace are making,
They shall be called God’s children immortal.
Words copyright, 2007, by John William Gordon.