Purer in Heart, O God

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1 Purer in heart, O God,
Help me to be;
May I devote my life
Wholly to Thee.
Watch Thou my wayward feet.
Guide me with counsel sweet;
Purer in heart,
Help me to be.

2 Purer in heart, O God,
Help me to be;
Teach me to do Thy will
Most lovingly.
Be Thou my friend and guide,
Let me with Thee abide;
Purer in heart,
Help me to be.

3 Purer in heart, O God,
Help me to be;
Until Thy holy face
One day I see.
Keep me from secret sin,
Reign Thou my soul within;
Purer in heart,
Help me to be.

Source: Baptist Hymnal 2008 #591

Author: Fannie E. Davison

Born: 1851, Cuy­a­ho­ga Falls, Ohio. Died: March 10, 1887, Chi­ca­go, Il­li­nois. Buried: Carth­age, Mis­sou­ri. Fannie’s fa­ther was killed when she was 10 years old; af­ter her mo­ther’s re­mar­ri­age to ho­tel­i­er Hen­ry War­ner, the fam­i­ly moved to Carth­age, Mis­sou­ri. Fan­nie mar­ried court re­port­er Asa Lee Da­vis­on and they moved to Chi­ca­go, Il­li­nois, then Ma­di­son, Wis­con­sin. Sev­er­al of her songs ap­peared in pub­li­ca­tions from the Fill­more Bro­thers of Cin­cin­na­ti, Ohio, in­clud­ing Songs of Gra­ti­tude (1877), Joy and Glad­ness (1880) and The Voice of Joy (1882). Lyrics-- Last Words, The Purer in Heart, O God --hymntime.com/tch/bi… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Purer in heart, O God, Help me to be
Title: Purer in Heart, O God
Author: Fannie E. Davison
Meter: Irregular
Refrain First Line: Purer in heart help me to be

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Baptist Hymnal 1991 #492
The Cyber Hymnal #5705
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Baptist Hymnal 1991 #492TextScoreAudioPage Scan
Baptist Hymnal 2008 #591TextPage Scan
Chalice Hymnal #573TextPage Scan
Small Church Music #6178Audio
The Cyber Hymnal #5705TextScoreAudio
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