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“Blessed are the poor in spirit.” Matt. 5. 3; Luke 6. 20

S. Medley                            L.M.

1
How blessed are they who truly see
Their emptiness and poverty;
Whose souls are humbled in the dust,
And who in Jesus only trust!

2
Glad they renounce their former pride,
And wholly in his name confide;
Only in him they make their boast,
Who came to seek and save the lost.

3
They’re vile and poor in their own eyes,
But Jesus’ love they highly prize;
They never think they’re laid too low
If Jesus on them pity show.

4
To be the meanest they’re content,
So Jesus but their souls present
With pardoning grace and heavenly love,
To fit them for the joys above.

5
These are the souls whom Christ will bless
With all the riches of his grace;
And these are they who soon shall rise
To a bright kingdom in the skies.