Blessed Are the Pure in Heart

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1 Blessed are the pure in heart,
for they shall see their God.
The secret of the Lord is theirs;
their soul is Christ's abode.

2 The Lord, who left the sky
our life and peace to bring,
to dwell in lowliness with us,
our pattern and our king,

3 he to the lowly soul
will still himself impart
and for his dwelling and his throne
will chose the pure in heart.

4 Lord, we your presence seek;
we ask this blessing true:
give us a pure and lowly heart,
a temple fit for you.

Source: Moravian Book of Worship #584

Author: John Keble

Keble, John, M.A., was born at Fairford, in Gloucestershire, on St. Mark's Day, 1792. His father was Vicar of Coln St. Aldwin's, about three miles distant, but lived at Fairford in a house of his own, where he educated entirely his two sons, John and Thomas, up to the time of their entrance at Oxford. In 1806 John Keble won a Scholarship at Corpus Christi College, and in 1810 a Double First Class, a distinction which up to that time had been gained by no one except Sir Robert Peel. In 1811 he was elected a Fellow of Oriel, a very great honour, especially for a boy under 19 years of age; and in 1811 he won the University Prizes both for the English and Latin Essays. It is somewhat remarkable that amid this brilliantly successful career,… Go to person page >

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First Line: Blessed are the pure in heart
Title: Blessed Are the Pure in Heart
Author: John Keble (1819, alt.)
Language: English



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