O Blessed Are the Poor in Spirit
by Russian Orthodox Kontakion
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1. O blessed are the poor in spirit;
for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

2. O blessed are those who mourn;
for they shall be comforted.

3. O blessed are the meek;
for they shall inherit the earth.

4. O blessed are those who hunger and thirst after righteousness;
for they shall be satisfied.

5. O blessed are the merciful;
for they shall obtain mercy.

6. O blessed are the pure in heart;
for they shall see God.

7. O blessed are the peacemakers;
for they shall be called the children of God.

8. O blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness' sake;
for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

9. O blessed are you when the world reviles you and persecutes you;
and utters all manner of evil against you falsely for my sake.

10. Rejoice and be exceedingly glad;
for great is your reward in heaven.

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