Nursery Rhymes

Rejoice, Ye Pure in Heart

Rejoice, Ye Pure in Heart Lyrics and Music

The illuminating words and lyrics of the revered hymn begin with "Rejoice, ye pure in heart! Rejoice, give thanks and sing" as the first line of the hymn. The words and lyrics of the "Rejoice, Ye Pure in Heart" hymn were written by its English author Edward Hayes Plumptre. The author of the hymn, Edward Hayes Plumptre, was born on August 6, 1821 and died on February 1, 1891. The haunting music that accompanies the "Rejoice, Ye Pure in Heart" song of praise was composed by Arthur Henry Messiter The composer of the music to the "Rejoice, Ye Pure in Heart" hymn, Arthur Henry Messiter, was born on April 12, 1834 and died on July 2, 1916. We have placed "Rejoice, Ye Pure in Heart" in the category of Thanksgiving Songs. Enjoy the rousing lyrics of this popular Christian song and classical church hymn.

Rejoice, Ye Pure in Heart Hymn
Title: Rejoice, Ye Pure in Heart *** Name of Composer: Arthur Henry Messiter *** Name Author / Writer of Lyrics: Edward Hayes Plumptre *** Hymns Category: Thanksgiving Songs

Author of the Lyrics
The author of the edifying words of the "Rejoice, Ye Pure in Heart" lyrics, Edward Hayes Plumptre (August 6, 1821-February 1, 1891), was born in London, England and achieved fame as a canon of St. Paul's Cathedral and hymn writer. Plumptre was also Professor of Pastoral Theology at King's College, Oxford.

Rejoice, Ye Pure in Heart Lyrics

Rejoice, ye pure in heart!
Rejoice, give thanks and sing!
Your glorious banner wave on high,
the cross of Christ your King.
Refrain:
Rejoice, rejoice,
rejoice, give thanks and sing.

Bright youth and snow crowned age,
strong men and maidens meek,
raise high your free, exultant song,
God's wondrous praises speak. Refrain

Yes onward, onward still
with hymn, and chant and song,
through gate, and porch and columned aisle,
the hallowed pathways throng. Refrain

With all the angel choirs,
with all the saints of earth,
pour out the strains of joy and bliss,
true rapture, noblest mirth. Refrain

Your clear hosannas raise;
and alleluias loud;
whilst answering echoes upward float,
Llke wreaths of incense cloud. Refrain

With voice as full and strong
as ocean's surging praise,
send forth the hymns our fathers loved,
the psalms of ancient days. Refrain

Yes, on through life's long path,
still chanting as ye go;
from youth to age, by night and day,
in gladness and in woe. Refrain

Still lift your standard high,
still march in firm array,
as warriors through the darkness toil,
till dawns the golden day. Refrain

At last the march shall end;
the wearied ones shall rest;
the pilgrims find their heavenly home,
Jerusalem the blessed. Refrain

Then on, ye pure in heart!
Rejoice, give thanks and sing!
Your glorious banner wave on high,
the cross of Christ your King. Refrain

Praise God who reigns on high,
the Lord whom we adore,
the Father, Son and Holy Ghost,
one God forevermore. Refrain

Composer of Hymn Music
The composer of the music that accompanies the words of "Rejoice, Ye Pure in Heart", Arthur Henry Messiter (April 12, 1834-July 2, 1916), was born in Frome, Somerset, England and became famous as a chorister, Church organist, composer and musician.

Information about the Hymn
Title of Hymn: Rejoice, Ye Pure in Heart
Author of Lyrics (Hymnist): Edward Hayes Plumptre (August 6, 1821 to February 1, 1891)
Nationality of Author: English

Translator of the Hymn lyrics: N/A Hymn written in English

Name of Composer of Music: Arthur Henry Messiter (April 12, 1834 to July 2, 1916)
Hymn Category: Thanksgiving Songs
First Line of Hymn: "Rejoice, ye pure in heart! Rejoice, give thanks and sing"
First Publication Date: 1865

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