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Blessed Are the Pure in Heart

Blest are the pure in heart, For they our God shall see

Author: F. E. Belden
Published in 5 hymnals

Representative Text

1. Blest are the pure in heart,
For they our God shall see,
And from his presence ne'er depart
Thro' all eternity.

2. I will be their delight
Who here delight in me,
And they shall walk with me in white
Who seek for purity.

3. No more in thought they err,
They're free from ev'ry stain;
They've wash'd their robes of character,
And spotless they remain.

Source: Christ in Song: for all religious services nearly one thousand best gospel hymns, new and old with responsive scripture readings (Rev. and Enl.) #786

Author: F. E. Belden

Belden was born in Battle Creek, Michigan in 1858. He began writing music in his late teenage years after moving to California with his family. For health reasons he later moved to Colorado. He returned to Battle Creek with his wife in the early 1880s, and there he became involved in Adventist Church publishing. F. E. Belden wrote many hymn tunes, gospel songs, and related texts in the early years of the Seventh-day Adventist Church. Belden was able to rapidly write both music and poetry together which enabled him to write a song to fit a sermon while it was still being delivered. He also wrote songs for evang­el­ist Bil­ly Sun­day. Though Belden’s later years were marred by misunderstandings with the church leadership over his royal… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Blest are the pure in heart, For they our God shall see
Title: Blessed Are the Pure in Heart
Author: F. E. Belden
Language: English
Refrain First Line: O, bliss for which we've sought
Copyright: Public Domain



Instances (1 - 5 of 5)

Christ in Song #d57

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Christ in Song #786

Hymns for Use in Divine Worship ... Seventh-Day Adventists #d122

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Joyful Greeting #154

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The Seventh-Day Adventist Hymn and Tune Book #653

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