Text:Come, Pure Hearts
Translator (from Latin):Robert Campbell
Composer:Gerard Francis Cobb, 1838-1904
Media:MIDI file

1045. Come, Pure Hearts

1. Come, pure hearts, in sweetest measure,
Sing of those who spread the treasure
In the holy Gospels shrined;
Blessèd tidings of salvation,
Peace on earth their proclamation,
Love from God to lost mankind.

2. See the rivers four that gladden,
With their streams, the better Eden
Planted by our Lord most dear;
Christ the Fountain, these the waters;
Drink, O Zion’s sons and daughters,
Drink, and find salvation here.

3. Here our souls, by Jesus sated,
More and more shall be translated
Earth’s temptations far above;
Freed from sin’s abhorred dominion,
Soaring on an angel pinion,
They shall reach the source of love.

4. Then shall thanks and praise ascending
For Thy mercies without ending
Rise to Thee, O Savior blest,
With Thy gracious aid defend us,
Let Thy guiding light attend us,
Bring us to Thy place of rest.

5. O that we, thy truth confessing,
And Thy holy Word possessing,
Jesus, may Thy love adore;
Unto Thee our voices raising,
Thee with all Thy ransomed praising,
Ever and forevermore.

Text Information
First Line: Come, pure hearts, in sweetest measure
Title: Come, Pure Hearts
Latin Title: Iucundare, plebs fidelis
Author: Anonymous (12th Century)
Translator (from Latin): Robert Campbell (1850, alt.)
Meter: 88.78.87
Language: English
Source: 15th Century Dutch carol (Herders hij is gebooren)
Copyright: Public Domain
Tune Information
Name: COBB
Composer: Gerard Francis Cobb, 1838-1904
Meter: 88.78.87
Incipit: 12332 13455 56543
Key: F Major
Copyright: Public Domain

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