Scripture Verse

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

Introduction

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James H. Fillmore, Sr.
(1849–1936)

Words: Fan­nie E. Da­vi­son, in Songs of Gra­ti­tude (Cin­cin­na­ti, Ohio: Fill­more Bro­thers, 1877), page 67.

Music: James H. Fill­more, Sr. (🔊 pdf nwc).

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Fannie E. C. Davison
(1851–1887)

Lyrics

Purer in heart, O God, help me to be;
May I devote my life wholly to Thee:
Watch Thou my wayward feet,
Guide me with counsel sweet;
Purer in heart, help me to be.

Purer in heart, O God, help me to be;
Teach me to do Thy will most lovingly;
Be Thou my friend and guide,
Let me with Thee abide;
Purer in heart, help me to be.

Purer in heart, O God, help me to be;
Until Thy holy face one day I see:
Keep me from secret sin,
Reign Thou my soul within;
Purer in heart, help me to be.