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Savior, keep me pure in heart

Savior, keep me pure in heart

Author: Franklin E. Belden
Tune: HATTIE (Belden)
Published in 2 hymnals

Representative Text

1 Saviour, keep me pure in heart,
By thy pow'r renewing;
Seal my life of thine a part,
All my tho'ts bedewing.

Pure in heart, pure in heart,
Jesus, only giver;
Seal my life of thine a part,
Here and then forever.

2 In thy sinless life I see
Matchless grace and beauty:
Perfect Pattern, guide for me,
Teaching love for duty. [Refrain]

3 One with thee! thus would I live,
Till the morn immortal;
Thus myself for others give,
With them pass the portal. [Refrain]

Source: Christ in Song: for all religious services nearly one thousand best gospel hymns, new and old with responsive scripture readings (Rev. and Enl.) #287

Author: Franklin 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: Savior, keep me pure in heart
Author: Franklin E. Belden
Refrain First Line: Pure in heart, pure in heart



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