Blest Are the Pure in Heart   3 comments

St. Mary and St. Martha Episcopal Church, Buford, Georgia, June 5, 2011

Image Source = Bill Monk, Episcopal Diocese of Atlanta

Words by John Keble (1792-1866), a poet and a priest of  The Church of England

Hymn Source = The Hymnal 1916 (1918), The Episcopal Church


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,

Their pattern and their King;

3.  He to the lowly soul

Doth still 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.

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