The Beatitudes: Matthew 5:3-12
A Song for Church

This song, the Beatitudes, Matthew 5:3-12 in the KJV Bible, is not a paraphrase or altered version of the words spoken by Jesus.  It is carefully crafted to include ALL the Beatitudes. There is sheet music here for voice, piano, guitar.

A song borrowed from another website

This music was written (by me) for my other website, but I would like it to have a wider audience, because there aren't any other versions of the Beatitudes out there like this, that use the actual language of scripture.  Though the melody is somewhat irregular, as psalter songs tend to be, it is strong and very sing-able, and actually rather beautiful!

The piano arrangement

Bible song sheet music
The Beatitudes Song
Bible verses for song lyrics

Please scroll down the page for the download links.

Guitar tabs for the Beatitudes

Guitar tabs The Beatitudes
Bible song guitar tabs
Matthew 5 Beatitudes song
Beatitudes Matthew 5:3-12

Please scroll down the page for the download links.

You might think it is odd not to have the guitar tabs in the same key as the piano arrangement.  But while the key of F is easy on the piano, and a good spot for the voice even on a Sunday morning, it can be a tricky key for some guitar players, especially beginners.

However, with a capo, guitar players can perform a little magic, using their key of D chords but SOUNDING like they are in the key of F.  On the piano keyboard, you can easily see that F is 3 (three) half-steps up from D, so you can clamp a capo 3 frets up, and automatically be in the key of F, using the chords that go with the D arrangement.

In the key of F, you would be having to struggle, maybe, with Cm, Eb, and Bb chords!  And F itself is not a very fun chord for beginning players.

The Beatitudes lead sheet

Lead sheet Bible song
Bible song lead sheet

To learn more about the Beatitudes of Matthew 5:3-12, you might want to check out the page on my other site.

The link to the Beatitudes piano arrangement:

Download The Beatitudes, Matthew 5:3-12 music for piano 

The link to the guitar tabs:

Download guitar tabs for Bible verses for encouragement, the Beatitudes

The link to the lead sheet:

Download lead sheet with Bible verses for strength lyrics

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Hi Dana,
THANK YOU!!!! The music I have found here is right in my wheelhouse: romantic, melodic, beautiful and arranged for intermediate level. Black is the Color of my True Love's Hair, Emma.... I often have a hard time finding just the right music that fits the style I'm looking for at the right level. Again, THANK YOU!!

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This is an absolutely wonderful site!

As a voice and piano teacher looking for enrichment material for beginners, I have found your collections to be comprehensive and purposeful. It is clear that you are a wonderful musician and educator. Thank you!

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About the Author

Dana Thynes

Hi, I'm Dana!  (Say that like "Anna".)  I'm the owner of, and a newer site,

Like some of you, I've been playing the piano since early childhood, and have added a few other instruments along the way, plus an interest in arranging and composing music.

You can find out more about me and the reason for this website at my About Me page.