If Our Hearts Are Pure

Like the knight of old, in armor clad

Author: Edith Sanford Tillotson
Tune: [Like the knight of old, in armor clad]
Published in 2 hymnals

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Representative Text

1 Like the knight of old, in armor clad,
Forth we go,
Many tests and trials, good and bad,
We shall know,
But we can accomplish all things well,
Victory is safe and sure,
Triumph and reward will come to him,
Whose heart is pure.

Bravely we will go,
Boldly meet the foe,
Surely we’ll endure,
If our hearts are pure.

2 Nothing can destroy the faith and trust,
In each heart,
Gladdened by a zeal devout and just,
We depart.
Danger and discomfort we can bear,
Trials we can well endure,
Since we know success is bound to come,
When hearts are pure. [Refrain]

3 Like the knight of old, we’ll brave the strife,
True and strong,
Ever we will seek the best in life,
Shun the wrong,
Evils and temptations lose their pow’r,
Vain achievement has no lure,
High and lofty purpose thrills us, when
Our hearts are pure. [Refrain]

Source: The Excelsior Hymnal #104

Author: Edith Sanford Tillotson

Edith Sanford Tillotson was born and lived her entire life in Corona, New York. She wrote hymns for children as well as poems and librettos. Dianne Shapiro, from "The Singers and Their Songs: sketches of living gospel hymn writers" by Charles Hutchinson Gabriel (Chicago: The Rodeheaver Company, 1916) Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Like the knight of old, in armor clad
Title: If Our Hearts Are Pure
Author: Edith Sanford Tillotson
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Bravely we will go
Publication Date: 1919
Copyright: Public Domain



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The Excelsior Hymnal #104

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The Junior Song and Service Book #11

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