Ps 45

Ode for a Royal Wedding To the leader: according to Lilies. Of the Korahites. A Maskil. A love song. 1My heart overflows with a goodly theme; I address my verses to the king; my tongue is like the pen of a ready scribe. 2You are the most handsome of men; grace is poured upon your lips; therefore God has blessed you forever.3Gird your sword on your thigh, O mighty one, in your glory and majesty. 4In your majesty ride on victoriously for the cause of truth and to defend the right; let your right hand teach you dread deeds.5Your arrows are sharp in the heart of the king's enemies; the peoples fall under you. 6Your throne, O God, endures forever and ever. Your royal scepter is a scepter of equity;7you love righteousness and hate wickedness. Therefore God, your God, has anointed you with the oil of gladness beyond your companions;8your robes are all fragrant with myrrh and aloes and cassia. From ivory palaces stringed instruments make you glad;9daughters of kings are among your ladies of honor; at your right hand stands the queen in gold of Ophir. 10Hear, O daughter, consider and incline your ear; forget your people and your father's house,11and the king will desire your beauty. Since he is your lord, bow to him;12the people of Tyre will seek your favor with gifts, the richest of the people13with all kinds of wealth. The princess is decked in her chamber with gold-woven robes;14in many-colored robes she is led to the king; behind her the virgins, her companions, follow.15With joy and gladness they are led along as they enter the palace of the king. 16In the place of ancestors you, O king, shall have sons; you will make them princes in all the earth.17I will cause your name to be celebrated in all generations; therefore the peoples will praise you forever and ever.