Blest are the pure of heart

David Haas

Refrain:
Blest are the pure of heart, they shall see God.
They shall see God.
Blest are the pure of heart, they shall see God.
They shall see God.

God, who is welcome to your house?
Who, then can rest on your mountain?
Those with integrity who do what is right,
Speaking truth with courage.

They never slander with their tongue,
nor harm their friends;
They rebuke the godless
They honor those who believe.
To God they keep their word
And defend it with strength, and protect it.

They never give for selfish gain,
nor take a bribe.
These are the just ones;
They stand forever unshaken, unshaken.

The cry of the Poor

John Foley, SJ.

The Lord hears the cry of the poor.
Blessed be the Lord.

I will bless the Lord at all times, with praise ever in my mouth.
Let my soul glory in the Lord, who will hear the cry of the poor.

Let the lowly hear and be glad: the Lord listens to their pleas;
And to hearts broken God is near, who will hear the cry of the poor.

Ev'ry spirit crushed God will save; will be ransom for their lives;
Will be safe shelter for their fears, and will hear the cry of the poor.

We proclaim your greatness, O God, Your praise ever in our mouth;
Ev'ry face brightened in your light, for you hear the cry of the poor.