3520. Keep Thyself Pure

1. Keep thyself pure! Christ’s soldier, hear,
Through life’s loud strife, the calls rings clear.
Thy Captain speaks: His word obey;
So shall thy strength be as thy day.

2. Keep thyself pure! Thrice blessèd he
Whose heart from taint of sin is free;
His feet shall stand where saints have trod,
He with rapt eyes shall see his God.

3. Keep thyself pure! For He who died,
Himself for thy sake sanctified;
Then hear Him speaking from the skies,
And victor o’er temptation rise.

4. O Holy Spirit, keep us pure,
Grant us Thy strength when sins allure;
Our bodies are Thy temple, Lord;
Be Thou in thought and act adored.

Text Information
First Line: Keep thyself pure! Christ's soldier, hear
Title: Keep Thyself Pure
Author: Adelaide Plumptre (1908)
Meter: LM
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain
Tune Information
Composer: William Boyd (1864)
Meter: LM
Incipit: 33333 21433 33221
Key: A♭ Major
Source: Thirty-two Hymn Tunes Composed by Members of the University of Oxford, 1868
Copyright: Public Domain

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