|45 (4)||Psalm 45 Version 4||8 7. 8 7. 4 7|
|LET us sing the King Messiah,
King of righteousness and peace!
Hail Him, all His happy subjects,
Never let His praises cease:
Ever hail Him,
Never let His praises cease.
|2||How transcendent are Thy glories,
Fairer than the sons of men;
While Thy blessèd mediation
Brings us back to God again:
How we triumph in Thy reign!
|3||Majesty, combined with meekness,
Righteousness and peace unite
To ensure Thy blessèd conquests,
On, great Prince, assert Thy right!
All around the conquered world!
|4||Blessed are all that touch Thy sceptre,
Blessed are all that own Thy reign:
Freed from sin, that worst of tyrants,
Rescued from its galling chain:
Saints and angels,
All who know Thee, bless Thy reign.
|John Ryland, 1753-1825|