PSALM 45:1-2, 6-9
METER: 88 88 88
SUGGESTED TUNE: ST. CATHERINE
This is the same meter as the hymn "Faith of Our Fathers"
1. A good-ly theme o'er-flows my heart;
I write this song un-to the king;
My tongue is read-y with a poem
Like the pen of one who writes well.
You are most hand-some of all men;
You speak with el-o-quence and grace.
2. God's bless-ing rests on you, O king;
God gives your king-dom ev-er-more.
With just-ice do you rule your own;
You love the right and hate the wrong.
Your God a-noints you with the oil
Of glad-ness o'er all oth-er kings;
3. Your robes are fra-grant with per-fume,
Al-oes and myrrh and cas-si-a.
Mu-si-cians with stringed in-stru-ments
In iv-ory hous-es make you glad.
Daugh-ters of rul-ers grace your court.
The queen's at your right, decked in gold.
Reprinted by permission of the publisher from Supplmentary Volume to Sing the Psalms by Dale A. Schoening. Copyright 1992 Dale A. Schoening.