Text: Mark Ryman
Music: John Stainer
LBW/WOV Hymn: #n/a
ReClaim/Sola Hymn: #orig
Scripture: Matthew 5:1-12
1 Jesus went up on the mountain—Students gath’ring all around.
As they waited for His wisdom, Jesus began to expound:
2 Blessed are the poor in spirit; Theirs is the kingdom of Him
Who blesses the ones who mourn by Comforting when life is grim.
3 Blessed are the gentle spirits; They shall inherit the earth—
Not those warring, errant creatures, Contesting their spirit's dearth.
4 Hungry? Thirsty? What will fill you? Only God's own righteousness!
He will satisfy the needy Who have hoped in God to trust.
5 Blessed are the kind and gracious; God’s own mercy they will laud.
Blessed are those who wage peace for They are called the Sons of God.
6 Persecuted for righteousness? Heaven is given to you!
Insults, lies, and accusations? Trust in God to see you through.
7 Rejoice, Friends, and be delighted; Your reward in heav’n is great!
This is how life treated prophets Who with you will pass God’s gate.
Original words sung to the tune of "All for Jesus"