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,
our pattern and our king;
3 he to the lowly soul
will still himself impart
and for his dwelling and his throne
will choose the pure in heart.
4 Lord, we thy presence seek;
may ours this blessing be;
give us a pure and lowly heart,
a temple fit for thee.
|First Line:||Blest are the pure in heart|
|Author (st. 1 and 3):||John Keble, 1792-1866|
|Author (st. 2 and 4):||William John Hall, 1793-1861|
|Composer (melody):||Johann Balthasar König, 1691-1758|
|Adapter and Harmonizer:||William Henry Havergal, 1793-1870|