1 The one who owns his inmost need
shall own the realms of heaven,
Who knows the ache that sadness brings
shall know God's comfort given.

2 From those who claim no honours due
no dues shall be withheld,
And they who for God's goodness thirst
shall be with goodness filled.

3 The merciful shall mercy find,
the pure shall see their Lord;
And they who work for peace shall be
proclaimed the sons of God.

4 When powers of evil rise to quell
the children of the Light,
God holds for them the Kingdom door
that ends the pilgrim night.

Paul Wigmore (born 1925)
© 2001 Paul Wigmore/Jubilate Hymns
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