1 How blest the poor who love the Lord
and hold his kingdom in their hearts;
for they perceive with inner sight
the wealth that only God imparts!

2 How blest are those who hunger now
they shall not go unsatisfied;
because they seek for righteousness,
their needs will always be supplied.

3 How blest are those who weep and mourn,
for in their sorrow Christ appears
to share their grief and bring them hope
till joy shall drive away their tears.

4 How blest are those who, for his sake,
know pain and insult, hate and scorn;
for he will turn the darkest night
to great reward in heaven's dawn.

5 How blest are those who have refused
to live for selfish gain alone;
though now they feel distress and pain
they soon shall reap as they have sown.

6 How blest are those who seek and find
the precious pearl of countless price,
and in God's kingdom taste the fruit
of Jesus' perfect sacrifice!

Mollie Knight (1917 - 1993)
© The Representatives of the late Mollie Knight / Jubilate Hymns
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