Psalm 45 ©

1 The majesty and grace of Christ's kingdom. 10 The duty of the church, and the benefits thereof.


To the chief Musician upon aShoshannim, for the sons of Korah, 1Maschil, A Song bof loves.

a Pss. 60; 69; 80, titles.

MY heart 2is *inditing a cgood matter: I speak of the things which I have made touching dthe king: my tongue is the pen of ea ready writer.


Thou fart fairer than the children of men: ggrace is poured into thy lips: therefore God hath hblessed thee for ever.


*Gird thy isword upon thy thigh, O most jmighty, with thy kglory and thy majesty.


And in thy majesty 3ride prosperously because of truth and meekness and righteousness; and lthy right hand shall teach thee terrible things.


Thine marrows are sharp in the heart of the king's enemies; whereby the people fall under thee.


Thy nthrone, O God, is for ever and ever: the sceptre of thy kingdom is a right sceptre.


Thou olovest righteousness, and hatest wickedness: therefore God, pthy God, hath qanointed thee with the oil of gladness above thy fellows.


All rthy garments smell of smyrrh, and aloes, and cassia, out of the tivory palaces, whereby uthey have made thee glad.


vKings' daughters were among thy honourable women: upon thy right hand did stand wthe queen in xgold of Ophir.


yHearken, O daughter, and consider, and incline thine ear; zforget also thine own people, and thy father's house;


So ashall the king greatly desire thy beauty: for he is bthy Lord; and worship thou him.


And cthe daughter of Tyre shall be there with da gift; even the erich among the people shall intreat thy 4favour.


The fking's daughter is gall glorious within: hher clothing is of wrought gold.


She ishall be brought unto the king jin *raiment of needlework: the kvirgins her companions that follow her shall be brought unto thee.


With lgladness and rejoicing shall they be brought: they shall enter into the king's palace.


mInstead of thy fathers shall be thy children, whom thou mayest make princes in all the earth.


I nwill make thy name to be remembered in all generations: therefore shall the people praise thee for ever and ever.