1 O how blest are the poor in spirit,
theirs is the kingdom of heaven;
and how blest are the sad and mournful--
they'll be consoled by God.
Blest and happy we shall be--
listen to the Master's word!
Soon the kingdom's coming--
watch and see: the Kingdom of the Lord!
2 O how blest are the meek and humble,
they will inherit the earth;
and how blest those who hunger for goodness--
they all will feast with God. (Refrain)
3 O how blest are the mercy-givers,
such mercy they will receive;
and how blest are the pure in heart--
they surely will see God. (Refrain)
4 O how blest are the true peace-makers,
they will be known as God's children;
and how blest those who suffer for justice--
they will be honored by God. (Refrain)