Tune: Oluwa agbara fohun

1.  BLESSED are the pure in heart

     They have learned the angels art

     While on earth in heaven to be

     God, by sense unseen, to see

     Cleansed from sin's offensive stain

     Fellowship with Him they gain

     Nearness, likeness to their Lord

     Their exceeding great reward.

2.  Worshipping in spirit now

     In His inner court they bow
     Bow before the brightening veil

     God’s own radiance through it hail

     Serious, simple of intent

     Teachably intelligent

     Rapt, they search the written Word

     Till His very voice is heard.

3.  In creation Him they own

     Meet Him in its haunts, alone

     Most amidst its Sabbath calm

     Morning light and evening balm

     Him they still through busier life

     Trust in pain, and care and strife

     These, like clouds o’er noontide blaze

     Temper, not conceal, His rays.

4.  Hallowed thus their every breath

     Dying, they shall not See death

     With the Lord in paradise

     Till, like His, their bodies rise

     Nearer than the Seraphim

     In their flesh shall saints see Him

     With the Father, in the Son

     Through the Spirit ever one.  Amen

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