1 Happy are those who acknowledge their need,
theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
Happy are those who know sadness today,
for God shall uphold them for ever.
Laugh and rejoice! Sing and be glad!
Yours is the kingdom of heaven.
Laugh and rejoice! Sing and be glad!
You shall be with him for ever.

2 Happy are those who are gentle and kind,
happy are those who show mercy,
happy the hungry and thirsty of soul,
for God shall delight them for ever.
Chorus

3 Happy are those who make peace in the world,
happy though scorned and insulted.
Happy, because they are pure in their hearts,
for God shall reward them for ever.
Chorus

Michael Saward (born 1932)
© Michael Saward/Jubilate Hymns Ltd
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