Blessed are the Poor
Music and Lyric by Penny van Shoick (Socan)
From the album Deep Calls to Deep

Blessed are the poor
Sitting in the lowest seat
Humbly washing another’s feet
Quietly rising to serve
Despised by many –
Knowing power, wealth and fame –
Struggling for a lasting name
In a world which soon will end

These are the chosen
So very small in worldly size
Lovingly cherished in their Father’s eyes
Yes blessed are the poor

Blessed are the poor
Those who know their need for You
Who have so little to give to You
But who give You what they have
Living on their knees
Knowing a hunger encompassing all
Humbly living as ones so small
Yes blessed are the poor

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