“Rejoice, Ye Pure in Heart” written by Edward H. Plumptre in 1865.
Hymns and Songs

Psalms, Hymns, & Spiritual Songs: “Rejoice, Ye Pure in Heart”

In Ephesians 5:15-21, we are given directions on how to properly live as Christians. One of these is to sing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody to the Lord with your heart.

Each Monday, I share a song from history or present day that present a high view of God, praise Him, and teaches solid doctrine.

“Rejoice, Ye Pure in Heart” written by Edward H. Plumptre in 1865.I will be glad and exult in you;
I will sing praise to your name, O Most High. (Psalm 9:2)

May we shout for joy over your salvation,
and in the name of our God set up our banners!
May the Lord fulfill all your petitions! (Psalm 20:5)

Be glad in the Lord, and rejoice, O righteous,
and shout for joy, all you upright in heart! (Psalm 32:11)

But thanks be to God, who in Christ always leads us in triumphal procession, and through us spreads the fragrance of the knowledge of him everywhere. (2 Corinthians 2:14)

Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, rejoice. (Philippians 4:4)

But as for you, O man of God, flee these things. Pursue righteousness, godliness, faith, love, steadfastness, gentleness. Fight the good fight of the faith. Take hold of the eternal life to which you were called and about which you made the good confession in the presence of many witnesses. I charge you in the presence of God, who gives life to all things, and of Christ Jesus, who in his testimony before Pontius Pilate made the good confession, to keep the commandment unstained and free from reproach until the appearing of our Lord Jesus Christ, which he will display at the proper time—he who is the blessed and only Sovereign, the King of kings and Lord of lords, who alone has immortality, who dwells in unapproachable light, whom no one has ever seen or can see. To him be honor and eternal dominion. Amen.

As for the rich in this present age, charge them not to be haughty, nor to set their hopes on the uncertainty of riches, but on God, who richly provides us with everything to enjoy. (1 Timothy 2:11-17)

For here we have no lasting city, but we seek the city that is to come. (Hebrews 13:14)

Then I saw a new heaven and a new earth, for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away, and the sea was no more. And I saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband. And I heard a loud voice from the throne saying, “Behold, the dwelling place of God is with man. He will dwell with them, and they will be his people, and God himself will be with them as their God. He will wipe away every tear from their eyes, and death shall be no more, neither shall there be mourning, nor crying, nor pain anymore, for the former things have passed away.” (Revelation 21:1-4)

Rejoice, Ye Pure in Heart

by Edward H. Plumptre (1865)

“Rejoice, Ye Pure in Heart” written by Edward H. Plumptre in 1865.Rejoice, ye pure in heart,
Rejoice, give thanks, and sing;
Beneath the standard of your God,
The cross of Christ your King.
Rejoice, rejoice, rejoice, give thanks, and sing! 

Bright youth and snow-crowned age,
Strong men and maidens fiar,
Raise high your free, exulting song,
God’s wondrous praise declare.
Rejoice, rejoice, rejoice, give thanks, and sing! 

Yes, on thro’ life’s long path,
Still singing as ye go;
From youth to age, by night and day,
In gladness and in woe.
Rejoice, rejoice, rejoice, give thanks, and sing! 

Still lift your standard high,
Still march in firm array,
As warriors thro’ the darkness toil
Till dawns the golden day.
Rejoice, rejoice, rejoice, give thanks, and sing! 

At last the march shall end;
the wearied ones shall rest,
the pilgrims reach their home at last,
Jerusalem the blest.
Rejoice, rejoice, rejoice, give thanks, and sing! 

Praise God, who reigns on high,
the Lord whom we adore:
the Father, Son, and Holy Ghost,
one God forevermore.
Rejoice, rejoice, rejoice, give thanks, and sing! 


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