Psalm 45, Version 2


1 With hearts in love abounding,
Prepare we now to sing
A lofty theme, resounding
Thy praise, Almighty King;
Whose love, rich gifts bestowing,
Redeem'd the human race;
Whose lips, with zeal o'erflowing,
Breathe words of truth and grace.

2 In majesty transcendent,
Gird on Thy conquering sword;
In righteousness resplendent,
Ride on, Incarnate Word.
Ride on, O King Messiah!
To glory and renown;
Pierced by Thy darts of fire,
Be every foe o'erthrown.

3 So reign, O God, in heaven,
Eternally the same,
And endless praise be given
To Thy almighty name.
Clothed in Thy dazzling brightness,
Thy church on earth behold;
In robe of purest whiteness,
In raiment wrought in gold.

4 And let each Gentile nation
Come gladly in Thy train,
To share her great salvation,
And join her grateful strain:
Then ne'er shall note of sadness
Awake the trembling string;
One song of joy and gladness
The ransom'd world shall sing.

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