110. Blessed are the pure in heart

1 Blessed 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 us,
our pattern and our king;

3 Still to the lowly soul
himself he will impart;
and for his dwelling and his throne
chooses the pure in heart.

4 Lord, we your presence seek:
our inner life renew;
give us a pure and lowly heart,
a temple fit for you.

Text Information
First Line: Blessed are the pure in heart
Author: J. Keble (1792-1866)
Author: W. J. Hall (1793-1861)
Publication Date: 1987
Meter: 6 6 8 6 (SM)
Scripture: Matthew 5:8
Topic: God, Saviour: Growing, Teaching, Serving; Epiphany 4, Revelation: The New Temple; Christ the Teacher (3 more...)
Tune Information
Composer (descant) and Arranger: G. T. Shaw (1879-1943)
Meter: 6 6 8 6 (SM)
Incipit: 12345 3561 4 325 17
Key: E♭ Major
Source: Harmonischer Liederschatz 1738
Copyright: desc. and arr. © Novello & Co Ltd
Notes: Includes separate descant and arrangement for verse 4.

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