Rejoice Ye Pure in Heart Lyrics, Story, and Video

Rejoice Ye Pure in Heart Lyrics

1 Rejoice ye pure in heart!
Rejoice, give thanks, and sing;
Your festal banner wave on high,
The cross of Christ your King.

Refrain
Rejoice, rejoice, rejoice,
Give thanks and sing.

2 With voice as full and strong
As ocean’s surging praise,
Send forth the sturdy hymns of old,
The psalms of ancient days.

3 With all the angel choirs,
With all the saints of earth,
Pour out the strains of joy and bliss,
True rapture, noblest mirth.

4 Yes, on through life’s long path,
Still chanting as ye go;
From youth to age, by night and day,
In gladness and in woe.

5 Praise Him who reigns on high,
The Lord whom we adore,
The Father, Son and Holy Ghost,
One God forever more.

Rejoice Ye Pure in Heart Hymn Story

“Rejoice Ye Pure in Heart” is a hymn that was composed by E. H. Plumptre. It was composed in May 1865, for the Peterborough Choral Festival of that year, and first used in Peterborough Cathedral.

Plumptre was born on 6th August 1821 in England. He was one of the brightest minds in the church. He was a biblical scholar who was professor of pastoral theology at King’s College. He did a lot of work including translations of Greek and Latin classics, poetry, and hymns.

E.H. Plumptre - Rejoice Ye Pure in Heart hymn writer
E. H. Plumptre

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