Scripture Verse

Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God. Matthew 5:8

Introduction

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Isaac Watts
(1674–1748)

Words: Is­aac Watts, Be­a­ti­tudes, cir­ca 1710.

Music: Nay­ton Lo­well Ma­son, Car­mi­na Sac­ra, (Bos­ton, Mas­sa­chu­setts: John H. Wil­kins & Ri­chard B. Car­ter, 1844) (🔊 pdf nwc).

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Lowell Mason
(1792–1872)

Lyrics

Blest are the pure, whose hearts are clean,
Who never tread the ways of sin;
With endless pleasures they shall see
A God of spotless purity.

Blest are the men of peaceful life,
Who quench the coals of growing strife,
They shall be called the heirs of bliss,
The sons of God, the God of peace.