Blessèd are they who are persecuted for righteousness’ sake: for theirs is the kingdom of Heaven. Blessed are ye, when men shall revile you, and persecute you, and shall say all manner of evil against you falsely, for My sake. Rejoice, and be exceeding glad: for great is your reward in Heaven: for so persecuted they the prophets which were before you.@Matthew 5:10–12
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George Cooper (1840–1927)

George Cooper, The Chaplet of Original Hymns and Songs (Boston, Massachusetts: G. D. Russell, 1873), page 93.

Savoie Harrison Millard (🔊 pdf nwc).

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Harrison Millard (1830–1895)

Blessèd are they that for His sake
Are persecuted and reviled;
Our Savior’s love a Heav’n can make,
When storms of earth are fierce and wild.
O, thoughts of Him who bore the cross,
Should teach our hearts to bear with joy
Their burdens, tho’ in pain and loss,
Whatever ills of earth annoy!
Whatever ills of earth annoy!
Blessèd are they! Blessèd are they!

Blessèd are they that for His sake
Are persecuted and reviled;
May nothing here our courage shake,
While on we bear His yoke so mild.
O, still be faithful to the last,
Untempted e’en amid despair!
Tho’, round the faithful, snares are cast,
Theirs is Heav’n’s kingdom, bright and fair.
Theirs is Heav’n’s kingdom, bright and fair.
Blessèd are they! Blessèd are they!