Scripture Verse

Blessed are the poor in spirit: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. Matthew 5:3

Introduction

Words: E. G. Sum­ner, in Mu­sic­al Leaves for Sab­bath Schools, ed­it­ed by Phi­lip Phil­lips (Cin­cin­na­ti, Ohio: Phi­lip Phil­lips, 1865), num­ber 35.

Music: Ca­ña­da Phi­lip Phill­ips, 1865 (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know Sum­ner’s full name, or where to get a good pho­to of him (head-and-shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els), would you ?

portrait
Philip Phillips
1834–1895

Lyrics

Come unto Jesus, ye that mourn,
Our blessèd Savior said;
His promises, how sure they are,
Ye shall be comforted.

Refrain

This promise, on that sacred mount,
Was given by our Lord;
Rejoice, and be exceeding glad,
For great is your reward.

Ye poor in spirit, unto you
How great the blessings giv’n;
His choicest promises are yours,
Yours is the kingdom—Heav’n.

Refrain

The meek, and they for Jesus’ sake,
Who persecutions bear;
He promises a heav’nly home,
A crown of glory there.

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Be merciful, for unto such
He spares His chast’ning rod;
Be pure in heart, our Savior says,
The pure shall dwell with God.

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