873. Rejoice, Ye Pure in Heart!

1 Rejoice, ye pure in heart!
Rejoice, give thanks, and sing;
your festal banner wave on high,
the cross of Christ your king.

Rejoice! Rejoice!
Rejoice, give thanks, and sing!

2 With voice as full and strong
as ocean’s surging praise,
send forth the sturdy hymns of old,
the psalms of ancient days. [Refrain]

3 With all the angel choirs,
with all the saints on earth
pour out the strains of joy and bliss,
true rapture, noblest mirth. [Refrain]

4 Still lift your standard high,
still march in firm array,
as pilgrims through the darkness wend
till dawns the golden day. [Refrain]

5 At last the march shall end;
the wearied ones shall rest;
the pilgrims find their home at last,
Jerusalem the blest. [Refrain]

6 Praise God who reigns on high,
the Lord whom we adore:
the Father, Son, and Spirit blest,
one God forevermore. [Refrain]

Text Information
First Line: Rejoice, ye pure in heart!
Title: Rejoice, Ye Pure in Heart!
Author: Edward H. Plumptre, 1821-1891 (alt.)
Refrain First Line: Rejoice! Rejoice!, Rejoice, give thanks, and sing
Meter: S M and refrain
Language: English
Publication Date: 2006
Topic: Procession; Praise, Thanksgiving
Tune Information
Composer: Arthur H. Messiter, 1834-1916
Meter: S M and refrain
Key: F Major

Audio recording: MP3
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