Scripture Verse

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


John M. Neale (1818–1866)


Words: John M. Neale, Hymns for Child­ren 1842.

Music: Dale­hurst Ar­thur Cott­man, 1874 (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know where to get a good pho­to of Cott­man (head & shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els),


O Thou who by a star didst guide
The wise men on their way,
Until it came and stood beside
The place where Je­sus lay.

Although by stars Thou dost not lead
Thy servants now below,
Thy Ho­ly Spi­rit, when they need,
Will show them how to go.

As yet we know Thee but in part;
But still we trust Thy Word,
That blessèd are the pure in heart,
For they shall see the Lord.

O Sav­ior, give us then Thy grace
To make us pure in heart,
That we may see Thee face to face
Hereafter, as Thou art.