|[To the choirmaster: according to Lilies. A Maskil of the Sons of Korah a love song.]||Royal Wedding Song. Psalm 45(v44)|
|My heart overflows with a goodly theme; |
I address my verses to the king;
my tongue is like the pen of a ready scribe.
|You are the fairest of the sons of men; |
grace is poured upon your lips;
therefore God has blessed you for ever.
|Gird your sword upon your thigh, |
O mighty one, in your glory and majesty!
|In your majesty ride forth victoriously for the cause of truth and to defend the right; |
let your right hand teach you dread deeds!
|Your arrows are sharp in the heart of the king's enemies; |
the peoples fall under you.
|Your divine throne endures for ever and ever. |
Your royal scepter is a scepter of equity;
|you love righteousness and hate wickedness. |
Therefore God, your God, has anointed you with the oil of gladness above your fellows;
|your robes are all fragrant with myrrh and aloes and cassia. |
From ivory palaces stringed instruments make you glad;
|daughters of kings are among your ladies of honor; |
at your right hand stands the queen in gold of Ophir.
|Hear, O daughter, consider, and incline your ear; |
forget your people and your father's house;
|and the king will desire your beauty. |
Since he is your lord, bow to him;
|the people of Tyre will sue your favor with gifts, |
the richest of the people with all kinds of wealth.
|The princess is decked in her chamber with gold-woven robes;|
|in many-colored robes she is led to the king, |
with her virgin companions, her escort, in her train.
|With joy and gladness they are led along |
as they enter the palace of the king.
|Instead of your fathers shall be your sons; |
you will make them princes in all the earth.
|I will cause your name to be celebrated in all generations; |
therefore the peoples will praise you for ever and ever.
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