45 (1)Psalm 45 Version 17 6. 7 6. D
WITH hearts in love abounding,
   Prepare we now to sing
A lofty theme, resounding
    Thy praise, almighty King;
Whose love, rich gifts bestowing,
    Redeemed 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 Lord in Heaven,
    Eternally the same,
And endless praise be given
    To Thine 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
    Contribute to her throng,
To share her great salvation,
    And join her grateful song:
Then ne’er shall note of sadness
    Awake the trembling string;
One song of joy and gladness
    The ransomed world shall sing.
Harriet Auber, 1773-1862