Psalm 45

1 My heart is overflowing with a good word; I speak of the things which I have done concerning the king; my tongue is the pen of a ready writer.
2 Thou art fairer than the sons of men, grace is poured into thy lips; therefore God has blessed thee for ever.
3 Gird thy sword upon thy thigh, O most valiant, with thy glory and thy majesty.
4 And in thy majesty be prospered; ride upon the word of truth and of humility and of righteousness; and thy right hand shall teach thee terrible things.
5 Thine arrows, by which the peoples fall under thee, penetrate the heart of the enemies of the king.
6 Thy throne, O God, is eternal and for ever, the rod of righteousness is the sceptre of thy kingdom.
7 Thou lovest righteousness, and hatest wickedness; therefore God, thy God, has anointed thee with the oil of gladness above thy fellows.
8 All thy garments smell of myrrh and aloes and cassia, out of the ivory palaces, by which they have made thee glad.
9 Kings’ daughters were among thy honourable women; the queen stands at thy right hand with a crown of gold from Ophir.
10 Hearken, O daughter, and consider and incline thine ear; forget also thine own people, and thy father’s house;
11 so shall the king greatly desire thy beauty; and bow before him, for he is thy Lord.
12 And the daughter of Tyre shall be there with a gift; even the rich among the people shall intreat thy favour.
13 The king’s daughter is all glorious within: her clothing is of wrought gold.
14 She shall be brought unto the king in raiment of needlework; the virgins her companions that follow her shall be brought unto thee.
15 With gladness and rejoicing shall they be brought; they shall enter into the king’s palace.
16 Instead of thy fathers shall be thy sons, whom thou shalt make princes in all the earth.
17 I will make thy name to be remembered in all generations; therefore shall the people praise thee eternally and for ever.