Blest are the pure in heart

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Poem by John Keble.

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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  Still to the lowly soul
He doth Himself impart;
And for His cradle 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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