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 men,
their pattern and their King;
3 Still to the lowly soul
he doth himself impart,
and for his dwelling and his 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 meet for thee.
Source: Ancient and Modern: hymns and songs for refreshing worship #602
|First Line:||Blest are the pure in heart, For they shall see our God|
|Title:||Blest are the pure in heart|
|Author (sts. 1, 3):||John Keble (1819)|
|Source:||Mitre Hymn Book (1836), sts. 2, 4 added|