by Mary Wacaster

 When man's spirit knows poverty,
and for righteousness, hungers and thirsts,
he shall be filled with the Bread
found in the kingdom of God.

When man's spirit shows mercy,
and for righteousness, mourns for the lost,
with God's mercy, shall he be blessed
and find peace in God's Word.

When man's spirit knows humility,
and for righteousness, cleanses the heart,
he shall then bring to the world
knowledge of God's perfect will.

His is a soul that shall enter in,
into the work of Almighty God,
and will show the way of peace
between man and his God.

Though for the sake of righteousness,
he is hated and reviled by men,
he shall be called a son of God;
his is the joy of Heaven.