439. Blest Are the Pure in Heart

1 Blest are the pure in heart,
for they shall see our God;
the secret of the Lord is theirs,
their soul is Christ's abode.

2 The Lord, who left the heavens
our life and peace to bring,
to dwell in lowliness with us,
our pattern and our King,

3 still to the lowly soul
his presence doth impart
and for a dwelling and a throne
chooseth the pure in heart.

4 Lord, we thy presence seek;
may ours this blessing be:
give us a pure and lowly heart,
a temple fit for thee.

Text Information
First Line: Blest are the pure in heart
Title: Blest Are the Pure in Heart
Author (st. 1 and 4): John Keble (1792-1866)
Publication Date: 1998
Meter: SM
Scripture: Exodus 40:16-38; Psalm 1; Psalm 15; Psalm 24; Proverbs 2:1-15; Isaiah 6:1-8; Matthew 5:1-12; Mark 7:1-8; Mark 7:14-15; Mark 7:21-23; Luke 10:25-37; Luke 10:38-42; 1 Corinthians 3:10-23; Philippians 4:1-9; 1 John 3:18-24
Topic: Call and Vocation; Christian Character
Source: st. 2-3, Mitre Hymn Book, 1836, alt.
Tune Information
Adapter: William Henry Havergal (1793-1870)
Composer: Johann Balthasar König (1691-1758)
Composer (descant): Derek Holamn (1931-)
Meter: SM
Key: D Major
Copyright: Descant © Derek Holman

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