a cappella SATB – by Peter Amidon
A setting of the well-known Matthew 5: 3-9 text. Peter Amidon dedicated this to the pastor of the Guilford Community Church, UCC: Lise Sparrow. In the Amidons’ book & CD ‘Fifty-five Anthems for the Small Church Choir‘. Here is a link to it being sung by the Starry Mountain Singers.
BeatitudesText adapted from Matthew 5: 3-9
by Peter Amidon
Blessed are the poor in spirit: for heaven is theirs.
Blessed are the meek: for they shall inherit the earth.
Blessed are they who mourn, for they shall be comforted.
Blessed they who hunger after justice, for they shall be filled.
Blessed are the merciful: for they shall have mercy.
Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God.
Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called the children of God.