My Heart Doth Overflow

My heart doth overflow

Tune: LEOMINSTER (Martin)
Published in 12 hymnals

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Representative Text

1 My heart doth overflow,
a goodly theme is mine;
my eager tongue with joyful song
doth praise the King Divine.

2 Supremely fair Thou art,
Thy lips with grace o'erflow;
His richest blessings evermore
doth God on Thee bestow.

3 Now gird Thee with Thy sword,
O strong and mighty One,
in splendid majesty arrayed,
more glorious than the sun.

4 Triumphantly ride forth
for meekness, truth, and right;
Thy arm shall gain the victory
in wondrous deeds of might.

5 Thy strength shall overcome
all those that hate the King,
and under Thy dominion strong
the nations Thou shalt bring.

6 Thy royal throne, O God,
forevermore shall stand;
eternal truth and justice wield
the scepter in Thy hand.

7 Since Thou art sinless found,
the Lord, Thy God confessed,
anointeth Thee with perfect joy,
Thou art supremely blessed.

8 Thy garments breathe of myrrh
and spices sweet and rare;
glad strains of heavenly music ring
throughout Thy palace fair.

9 Amid Thy glorious train
kings’ daughters waiting stand,
and fairest gems bedeck Thy bride,
the queen at Thy right hand.

10 O King of royal race,
Thy sons of heavenly birth
Thou wilt endow with kingly gifts
As princes in the earth.

11 Thy name shall be proclaimed
Through all succeeding days,
And all the nations of the earth
Shall give Thee endless praise.

Source: Psalms and Hymns to the Living God #45

Text Information

First Line: My heart doth overflow
Title: My Heart Doth Overflow
Meter: D
Language: English
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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[My heart doth overflow]

MORNINGTON (Mornington)



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