Blest are the pure in heart


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.

The Lord, who left the heavens
our life and peace to bring,
to dwell in lowliness with men,
their Pattern and their King;

still to the lowly soul
he doth himself impart
and for his dwelling and his throne
chooseth the pure in heart.

Lord, we thy presence seek;
may ours this blessing be;
give us a pure and lowly heart,
a temple meet for thee.


Words: stanzas 1 & 3, John Keble (1792-1866), 1818;
stanzas 2 & 4, William John Hall (1793-1861)

MIDI: Franconia (Harmonischer Liederschatz, 1738)

Meter: SM

Hymnal, Year Number Tunes Other comments
Hymns Ancient & Modern, 1861-1874 141 Franconia  
The Anglican Hymn Book, 1868 276 Franconia  
The Sarum Hymnal, 1869      
The Church Hymnal, 1871 (Hall & Whiteley)      
The Church Hymnal, 1874 (Goodrich & Gilbert)      
The Church Hymnal, 1874 (Tucker & Rousseau)      
The Church Hymnal, 1874 (Hutchins)      
Church Hymns with Tunes, 1874 339 St. Cyres  
Church Hymnal (Church of Ireland), 1874 346 Emmaus  
Hymns Ancient & Modern, Standard, 1875-1924 261 Franconia  
A Church of England Hymn Book, 1879 241    
The Universal Hymn Book, 1885 155 Franconia  
The Hymnal Companion, 1890 331 Carlisle  
The Church Hymnal, Revised and Enlarged, 1892 (Darlington) 410 Cambridge  
The Church Hymnal, Revised and Enlarged, 1892 (Parker) 410 Franconia  
The Church Hymnal, Revised and Enlarged, 1892 (Hutchins) 410 Franconia, Newlands  
The Church Hymnal, Revised and Enlarged, 1892 (Tucker & Rousseau) 410 Boylston, Ems  
The Church Hymnal, Revised and Enlarged, 1892 (Helfenstein) 410 Boylston, Christmata  
The Church Hymnal, Revised and Enlarged, 1892 (Messiter) 410 Laurel  
The Yattendon Hymnal, 1900
     
Church Hymns, New Edition, 1903 205 Franconia  
Hymns Ancient & Modern, New Edition, 1904 445 Potsdam  
The English Hymnal, 1906 370 Franconia  
The Book of Common Praise, 1908 408 Boylston, Dennis, Franconia  
The Hymnal 1916 277 Franconia  
Church Hymnal for the Christian Year, 1917 576 Franconia  
Church Hymnal (Church of Ireland), 1919 521 Franconia  
Church Hymnal Revised, 1920
(Hutchins)
152 Franconia  
The Oxford Hymn Book, 1925 189 Franconia  
Songs of Praise, 1925 208 Selma  
Songs of Praise, Enlarged Edition, 1931 455 Franconia  
The Book of Common Praise, 1938 554 Franconia, St. Augustine  
The Hymnal 1940 418 Franconia  
Hymns Ancient & Modern, Revised, 1950 335 Franconia  
The Mirfield Mission Hymn Book, 1955      
Church Hymnal (Church of Ireland), 1960 523 Franconia  
Anglican Hymn Book, 1965 638 Franconia  
The Hymn Book 1971 058 Franconia  
The Australian Hymn Book / With One Voice, 1977 376 Franconia  
The Hymnal 1982 656 Franconia  
Hymns Ancient & Modern, New Standard, 1983 238 Franconia  
The New English Hymnal, 1985 341 Franconia  
Hymns for Today's Church, second edition, 1988 110 Franconia  
Church Family Worship, 1988      
Hymns Old & New, New Anglican Edition, 1996 063 Franconia  
Common Praise (The Anglican Church of Canada), 1998 439 Franconia  
Together in Song: The Australian Hymn Book II, 1999 448 Franconia  
Sing Glory, 1999 372 Franconia  
Complete Mission Praise, 2000      
Common Praise: Hymns Ancient & Modern, 2000 391 Franconia  
Hymns Old & New, Complete Anglican Edition, 2000 077 Franconia  
Church Hymnal (Church of Ireland), 2000 630 Franconia  

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