Category Archives: John Keble

Blest Are The Pure In Heart

This is the text as it appears in  Hymns Ancient and Modern (1867): 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 … Continue reading

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There Is A Book Who Runs May Read

This is the text as it appears in  Hymns Ancient and Modern (1867): There is a book, who runs may read, Which heavenly truth imparts, And all the lore its scholars need, Pure eyes and Christian hearts. The works of … Continue reading

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Word Supreme Before Creation

This is the text as it appears in  Hymns Ancient and Modern (1867): Word Supreme, before creation Born of God eternally, Who didst will for our Salvation To be born on earth, and die; Well Thy saints have kept their station, … Continue reading

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Sun Of My Soul! Thou Saviour Dear

This is the text of this hymn as it appears in the 1867 edition of Hymns Ancient & Modern. Several verses are omitted from this version, and I will include them once I am able to find them. Sun of … Continue reading

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In Stature Grows The Heavenly Child

This hymn was used for Lauds for Sundays after the Octave of the Nativity until the Presentation unless Septuagesima occurs first  in the Paris Breviary(1736). This is the original text of the hymn from John Chandler’s 1837 Hymns of the Primitive … Continue reading

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When God of Old Came Down From Heaven

This is Rev. Keble’s full, original text from an 1837 edition of The Christian Year: When God of old came down from Heaven, In power and wrath He came; Before His feet the clouds were riven, Half darkness and half … Continue reading

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Hues Of The Rich Unfolding Morn

Here is the original text of this hymn as it appears in John Keble’s “The Christian Year”: Hues of the rich unfolding morn, That, ere the glorious sun be born, By some soft touch invisible Around his path are taught … Continue reading

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