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 us,
our pattern and our king.
3 Still to the lowly soul
he doth himself impart,
and for his dwelling and his throne
chooseth the pure in heart.
4 Lord, we thy presence seek;
may ours this blessing be:
give us a pure and lowly heart,
a temple meet for thee.
|First Line:||Blest are the pure in heart|
|Title:||Blest Are the Pure in Heart|
|Scripture:||Matthew 5:8; Luke 2:21-37|
|Topic:||Jesus Christ: Epiphany and Youth|
|Source:||Mitre Hymn Book (1836); based on John Keble|
|Composer:||W. H. Havergal (1847)|
|Source:||J. B. König, 1738 (based on a chorale by)|