Psalm 45

Music:

DIADEMATA

Lyrics:

Psalm 45.1  My heart doth overflow;
a noble theme I sing.
My tongue’s a skillful writer’s pen
to speak about the King.
2 More fair than sons of men
Thy lips with grace o’erflow,
because His blessing evermore
did God on Thee bestow.

3 Thy sword gird on Thy thigh,
O Thou supreme in might,
and gird Thyself with majesty
and with Thy splendor bright.
4 To victory ride forth
for meekness, truth, and right;
and may Thy right hand teach to Thee
the deeds of dreadful might.

5 Thine arrows sharpened are,
men under Thee to bring.
To pierce the heart of enemies
who fight against the King.
6 Thy royal throne, O God,
from everlasting is;
a righteous scepter evermore
Thy kingdom’s scepter is.

7 Thou righeousness hast loved
and wickedness abhored;
on Thee, ‘bove all, has God, Thy God,
the oil of gladness poured.

8 With cas-sia, aloes, myrrh,
thy robes sweet fragrance had;
from palaces of i-vo-ry
the sweet harps made Thee glad.
9 King’s daughters are among
those who in honor stand.
Thy bride arrayed in Ophir gold
there stands at Thy right hand.

10 O daughter, hear and heed;
incline to me thine ear:
“Forget thou now thy people all,
thy father’s household dear.
11 Thy beauty to the King
shall then delightful be;
because He is thy Lord, do thou
to Him bow rev’rently.”

12 The daughter then of Tyre
there with a gift shall be,
and all the wealthy of the land
will make requests of Thee.
13 The daughter of the King
all glorious waits within;
her lovely gown with threads of gold
has interwoven been.

14 She to the King is led
in fine embroidery;
the bridesmaids in her train, her friends,
are brought to honor Thee.
15 Attendants following
their joy and gladness bring,
until they all have entered there
the palace of the King.

16 Then in Thy fathers’ stead
Thy children Thou shalt take
and everywhere in all the earth
them noble princes make.
17 Through every coming age
I’ll make Thy name to live;
the peoples therefore evermore
their praise to Thee shall give.

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