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Spiritual Poverty. Matt. 5. 3; Luke. 6. 20; James 2. 5

J. Kent               8.7.4.

1
Blessèd are the poor in spirit,
Who their native vileness see,
They are all taught sin’s demerit,
Gladly own salvation free,
And from Sinai
To the wounds of Jesus flee.

2
Stripped of all their fancied meetness
To approach the dread I AM,
They are led to see all fitness
Centring in the worthy Lamb;
And adoring,
Sing his Godhead, blood, and name.

3
Self-renouncing, grace admiring,
Made unto salvation wise,
Matchless love their bosoms firing,
O how sweet their songs arise:
“None but Jesus!”
From his blood their hopes arise.

4
At his throne their sins confessing,
Now in shame they veil their face,
Weeping, loving, praising, blessing,
On his head the crown they place;
Shouting glory
To the God of sovereign grace.