This is a collection of 16 hymns focused on the Beatitudes. It will help worship planners with hymn festivals, thematic worship, and new song year round. Also, choirs may use the hymns as quickly-prepared and effective anthems.
Each hymn is presented three times: as text only, as a fully accompanied score, and in tune-line version, ready to be copied into church bulletins.
All texts have been written by Richard Leach, a leading contemporary writer of words for hymns and anthems. Richard was a United Church of Christ pastor in Connecticut from 1978 to 1999. His work is in many independent hymnals and hymnal supplements, and in publications from denominations including the Church of Scotland, the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, and the United Methodist Church.