Blest Are They (Haas)

Sung by Richard Schletty on the Feast of All Saints, 2018, at the Church of St. Mary, St. Paul, MN 55101.

1. Blest are they, the poor in spirit, theirs is the kingdom of God.
 Blest are they, full of sorrow, they shall be consoled.

Rejoice and be glad! Blessed are you, holy are you!
Rejoice and be glad! Yours is the kingdom of God!

2. Blest are they, the lowly ones, they shall inherit the earth.
Blest are they who hunger and thirst, they shall have their fill.

R. Rejoice and be glad!...

3. Blest are they who show mercy, mercy shall be theirs.
Blest are they, the pure of heart, they shall see God!

R. Rejoice and be glad!...

4. Blest are they who seek peace; they are the children of God.
Blest are they who suffer in faith, the glory of God is theirs.

R. Rejoice and be glad!...

5. Blest are you who suffer hate, all because of me.
Rejoice and be glad, yours is the kingdom; shine for all to see.

R. Rejoice and be glad!...

Text: Matthew 5:3-12; David Haas, b.1957
Tune: David Haas, b.1957; vocal arr. by David Haas, b.1957, Michael Joncas, b.1951
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