My Heart Doth Overflow

My heart doth overflow

Tune: LEOMINSTER (Martin)
Published in 8 hymnals

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1 My heart does overflow, a goodly theme is mine;
my eager tongue with joyful song does praise the King divine.
Supremely fair you are, your lips with grace o'erflow;
his richest blessings evermore does God on you bestow.

2 Now gird thee with your sword, O strong and mighty One,
in splendid majesty arrayed, more glorious than the sun.
Triumphantly ride forth for meekness, truth, and right;
your arm shall gain the victory in wondrous deeds of might.

3 Your strength shall overcome all those that hate the King,
and under your dominion strong the nations you shall bring.
Your royal throne, O God, forevermore shall stand;
eternal truth and justice wield the scepter in your hand.

4 Since your were sinless found, the Lord, by you confessed,
anointed you with perfect joy - you are supremely blessed.
Your garments breathe of myrrh and spices sweet and rare;
glad strains of heav'nly music ring throughout your palace fair.

5 Amid your glorious train kings' daughters waiting stand,
and fairest gems bedeck your bride, the queen at your right hand.
O royal bride, give heed, and to my words attend;
for Christ, the King, forsake the world and ev'ry former friend.

Source: Trinity Hymnal (Rev. ed.) #169

Text Information

First Line: My heart doth overflow
Title: My Heart Doth Overflow
Meter: D
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Thy name shall be proclaimed
Copyright: Public Domain



George William Martin (b. London, England, 1825; d. London, 1881) composed LEOMINSTER, named for a town in the county of Hereford and Worcester (formerly Herefordshire), England. The tune was first published in The Journal of Part Music (vol. 2, 1862), in which it was titled THE PILGRIM'S SONG. Mart…

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MORNINGTON (Mornington)

[My heart doth overflow]



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