Blest Humble Souls

Blest Humble Souls

Blest are the humble souls that see
Their emptiness and poverty;
Treasures of grace to them are giv’n,
And crowns of joy laid up in heaven.

Blest are the men of broken heart,
Who mourn for sin and inward smart;
The blood of Christ divinely flows,
A healing balm for all their woes.

Blest are the souls that long for grace,
Hunger and thirst for righteousness;
They shall be well supplied and fed
With living streams and living bread.

Blest are the pure, whose hearts are clean
From the defiling power of sin;
With endless pleasure they shall see
The God of spotless purity.

Blest are the sufferers, who partake
Of pain and shame for Jesu’s sake;
Their souls shall triumph in the Lord;
Glory and joy are their reward.

Isaac Watts