Come, pure hearts, in sweetest measures (Johann Löhner)
- Editor: Andrew Sims (submitted 2021-02-25). Score information: A4, 1 page, 45 kB Copyright: CPDL
- Edition notes: The hymn with four-part harmony and underlaid words in the version published in Hymns Ancient & Modern New Standard
- Editor: Andrew Sims (submitted 2021-02-25). Score information: A4, 1 page, 102 kB Copyright: CPDL
- Edition notes: The hymn in the version published in Hymns Ancient & Modern New Standard, melody with words.
2nd published: 1983 in Hymns Ancient and Modern, New Standard, no. 300
Description: Music is adapted from Bach's version of a chorale by Löhner. Based on text by Adam of St. Victor (12th century). A descant can be found at Evangelists (Andrew Sims)
Original text and translations
Come, pure hearts, in sweetest measures
sing of those who spread the treasures
in the holy gospels shrined:
blessèd tidings of salvation,
peace on earth, their proclamation,
love from God to lost mankind.
Thou, by whom the words were given
for our light and guide to heaven,
Spirit, on our darkness shine;
graft them in our hearts, increasing
faith, hope, love, and joy unceasing,
till our hearts are wholly thine.
O that we, thy truth confessing
and thy holy word possessing,
Jesu, may thy love adore;
unto thee our voices raising,
thee with all thy ransomed praising,
ever and for evermore.