Text: Mark Ryman
Music: John Stainer
LBW/WOV Hymn: #n/a
ReClaim/Sola Hymn: #orig
Scripture: Matthew 5:1-12
Based on the Beatitudes from the Sermon on the Mount, these original words sung to the tune of "All for Jesus" (Wycliff). Click for reproducible bulletin insert.
Jesus went up on the mountain
Students gath’ring all around.
As they waited for His wisdom,
Jesus began to expound:
Blessed are the poor in spirit;
Theirs is the kingdom of Him
Who blesses the ones who mourn by
Comforting when life is grim.
Blessed are the gentle spirits;
They shall inherit the earth—
Not those warring, errant creatures,
Contesting their spirit's dearth.
Hungry? Thirsty? What will fill you?
Only God's own righteousness!
He will satisfy the needy
Who have hoped in God to trust.
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.
Persecuted for righteousness?
Heaven is given to you!
Insults, lies, and accusations?
Trust in God to see you through.
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.