My heart inditing is

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1 My heart inditing is
good matter in a song:
I speak the things that I have made,
which to the King belong:
my tongue shall be as quick,
his honour to indite,
as is the pen of any scribe
that useth fast to write.

2 Thou fairer art than men;
grace in thy lips doth flow:
and therefore blessings evermore
on thee doth God bestow.
3 Thy sword gird on thy thigh,
thou that art most of might:
appear in dreadful majesty,
and in thy glory bright.

4 For meekness, truth, and right,
ride prosperously in state;
and thy right hand shall teach to thee
things terrible and great.
5 Thy shafts shall pierce their hearts
that foes are to the King;
whereby into subjection thou
the people down shalt bring.

6 Thy royal seat, O Lord,
for ever shall remain:
the sceptre of thy kingdom doth
all righteousness maintain.
7 Thou lovest right, hat’st ill;
hence God, thy God, even he
above thy fellows hath with oil
of joy anointed thee.

8 Of myrrh and spices sweet
a smell thy garments had,
out of the ivory palaces,
whereby they made thee glad.
9 And in thy glorious train
kings’ daughters waiting stand;
and thy fair queen in Ophir gold
doth stand at thy right hand.

10 O daughter, take good heed,
incline, and give good ear;
thou must forget thy kindred all,
and father’s house most dear.
11 Thy beauty by the King
shall then desired be;
and do thou humbly worship him,
because thy Lord is he.

12 The daughter then of Tyre
there with a gift shall be;
and all the wealthy of the land
shall make their suit to thee.
13 The daughter of the King
all glorious is within;
and with embroideries of gold
her garments wrought have been.

14 She cometh to the King
in robes with needle wrought;
the virgins that do follow her
shall unto thee be brought.
15 They shall be brought with joy,
and mirth on every side,
into the palace of the King,
and there they shall abide.

16 And in thy fathers’ stead,
thy children thou shalt take
and in all places of the earth
them noble princes make.
17 I will shew forth thy name
to generations all:
therefore the people evermore
to thee give praises shall.

Source: The Irish Presbyterian Hymbook #P45b

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