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Bay Psalm Book: Psalm 45

To the chief Musician upon Shoshannim, for the sons of Korah, Maschil A Song of loves.

1 My heart good mater boileth forth:

my works touching the king

I speak: my tongue is as the pen

of scribe swiftly writing.

2 Fairer thou art than sons of men:

grace in thy lips is shed:

because of this the Lord hath thee

for evermore blessed.

3 Thy wasting sword, O mighty one,

gird thou upon thy thigh,

thy glorious magnificence

and comely majesty.

4 Ride forth upon the word of truth,

meekness and righteousness;

and thy right hand shall lead thee forth

in works of dreadfulness.

5 Within the heart of the king’s foes

thine arrows piercing be;

whereby the people overcome

shall fall down under thee.

6 Thy throne, O God, forever is:

the scepter of thy state

7 right scepter is. Justice thou lov’st,

but wickedness dost hate:

because of this God, ev’n thy God,

he hath anointed thee

with oil of gladness above them

that they companions be.

8 Myrrh, aloes, and cassias smell,

all thy garments had,

out of the ivory palaces

whereby thy made thee glad.

9 Amongst thine honourable maids

kings daughters present were:

the queen is set at thy right hand

in fine gold of Ophir.


10 Hearken, O daughter, and behold,

do thou incline thine ear;

do thou forget thine own people,

and house of thy father.

11 So shall the king delighting rest

himself in thy beauty:

and bowing down worship thou him;

because thy Lord is he.

12 Then shall be present with a gift

the daughter there of Tyre;

the wealthy ones of the people

thy favour shall desire.

13 The daughter of the king she is

all glorious within:

and with embroideries of gold

her garments wrought have been.

14 She is led in unto the king

in robes with needle wrought:

the virgins that do follow her

shall unto thee be brought.

15 They shall be brought forth with gladness

also with rejoicing:

so shall they entrance have into

the palace of the king.

16 Thy children shall instead of those

that were thy fathers be,

whom thou may’st place in all the earth

in princely dignity.

17 Thy name remember’d I will make

through generations all:

therefore forever and for aye

the people praise thee shall.