John Keble Poems
- Blest Are The Pure In Heart Blest are the pure in heart, For...
- Evening 'Tis gone, that bright and orbed blaze, Fast fading ...
- Fifth Sunday In Lent The historic Muse, from age to ...
- Ash Wednesday "Yes--deep within and deeper yet The ...
- Palm Sunday Ye whose hearts are beating high With the pulse...
- Good Friday Is it not strange, the darkest hour That ...
- Ascension Day Soft cloud, that while the breeze of ...
John Keble was an English churchman and poet, one of the leaders of the Oxford Movement, and gave his name to Keble College, Oxford.
Life and Writings
He was born in Fairford, Gloucestershire where his father, the Rev. John Keble, was Vicar of Coln St. Aldwyns. He attended Corpus Christi College, Oxford, and, after a brilliant academic performance there, became a Fellow of Oriel College, Oxford, and was for some years a tutor and examiner in the University. While still at Oxford he took Holy Orders in 1815, and became first a curate to his father, and later curate of St Michael and St Martin's Church, Eastleach Martin in ... more »
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Blest Are The Pure In Heart
Blest are the pure in heart,
For they shall see our God;
The secret of the Lord is theirs;
Their soul is Christ’s abode.
The Lord, Who left the heavens
Our life and peace to bring,
To dwell in lowliness with men
Their Pattern and their King.
Still to the lowly soul
He doth Himself impart;
And for His dwelling and His throne
Chooseth the pure in heart.
Lord, we Thy presence seek;
May ours this blessing be;
Give us a pure and lowly heart,
A temple meet for Thee.