Blest are the poor in spirit:
heaven will some day be theirs.
Blest are the mourning children:
comfort comes from One who cares.
Blest the meek and patient,
having courage to hang on.
Soon all earth they will inherit;
times of trials will be gone.
Blest all who thirst or hunger:
righteously they will be fed.
Those who respond with mercy
will see mercy up ahead.
Blest the clean in spirit--
beautiful the pure in heart.
One day they will see their Maker,
nevermore to live apart.
Each seeking peace and justice
shall be known as God's own heir.
Blest, too, are those ill-treated
for what's good and right and fair.
Blest the New Creation,
joy beyond what we conceive;
blest all those who trust the promise:
without seeing, they believe!