Blessèd are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the dominion of heaven.
Blessèd are the merciful, for they shall obtain mercy.
Blessèd are the pure of heart, for they shall see God.
Blessèd are the peacemakers, for they shall be called the children of God.
–Composed by Bern H. Herbolsheimer (1948-2016)
–Based on the words of Jesus (the Beatitudes) found in the Gospel of St. Matthew 5:3–12