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How blest are they whose lives are pure

Representative Text

1 How blest are they whose lives are pure,
And upright in the way,
Who in the Lord's most holy law
Do walk and do not stray.

2 O blest are they who to observe
His statues are inclined;
And who do seek the living God,
With their whole heart and mind.

3 Such in his ways do walk, and they
Do no iniquity.
Thou hast commanded us to keep
Thy precepts carefully.

4 O that thy statutes to observe
Thou wouldst my way direct!
Then shall I not be 'shamed, when I
Thy precepts all respect.

5 Then with integrity of heart
Thee will I praise and bless,
When I the judgments all have learned
Of thy pure righteousness.

6 That I will keep thy statutes all,
Firmly resolved have I:
O do not then, most gracious God,
Forsake me utterly.

Source: Junior Songs: a collection of sacred hymns and songs; for use in meetings of junior societies, Sunday Schools, etc. #170

Text Information

First Line: How blest are they whose lives are pure
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain


[How blest are they whose lives are pure] (Tenney)

ELVET (Dykes)


RICHMOND (also known as CHESTERFIELD) is a florid tune originally written by Thomas Haweis (PHH 270) and published in his collection Carmina Christo (1792). Samuel Webbe, Jr., adapted and shortened the tune and published it in his Collection of Psalm Tunes (1808). It was reprinted in 1853 in Webbe's…

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Bible Songs #172

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Hymns and Anthems adapted for Jewish Worship #80

Hymns, Psalms and Gospel Songs with Responsive Readings #d133

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Hymns, Psalms and Gospel Songs #156

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Junior Songs #170

Melodies of Salvation #d54

The Psalter #d47

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The Service Hymnal with an introductory service #155

Union Hymnal #26

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