A Royal Wedding Song
For the choir director: according to “The Lilies.”#Ps 60; 69; 80 A Maskil of the sons of Korah. A love song.
1My heart is moved by a noble theme
as I recite my verses to the king;
my tongue is the pen of a skillful writer.#Ezr 7:6
2You are the most handsome of men;#45:2 Or of the descendants of Adam
grace flows from your lips.#Lk 4:22
Therefore God has blessed you forever.#Ps 21:6
3Mighty warrior, strap your sword at your side.
In your majesty and splendor#Is 49:2; Rv 1:16; 19:15 —
4in your splendor ride triumphantly
in the cause of truth, humility, and justice.
May your right hand show your awe-inspiring acts.#Ps 65:5; 98:1
5Your sharpened arrows pierce the hearts of the king’s enemies;
the peoples fall under you.#Dt 23:14; Ps 18:14
6Your throne,#Heb 1:8–9 God, is#45:6 Or Your divine throne is, or Your throne is God’s forever and ever;
the scepter of your kingdom is a scepter of justice.#Ps 93:2
7You love righteousness and hate wickedness;#Ps 33:5
therefore God, your God, has anointed you with the oil of joy
more than your companions.
8Myrrh, aloes, and cassia perfume all your garments;
from ivory palaces harps bring you joy.#Sg 4:14; Jn 19:39
9Kings’ daughters are among your honored women;#Sg 6:8
the queen, adorned with gold from Ophir,
stands at your right hand.#1Kg 9:28; 10:11
10Listen, daughter, pay attention and consider:
Forget your people and your father’s house,#Ru 1:16–17
11and the king will desire your beauty.
Bow down to him, for he is your lord.#Eph 5:33
12The daughter of Tyre, the wealthy people,
will seek your favor with gifts.#Ps 68:29; 72:10–11; Is 49:23
13In her chamber, the royal daughter is all glorious,
her clothing embroidered with gold.#Ex 39:2–3; Rv 19:7–8
14In colorful garments she is led to the king;
after her, the virgins, her companions, are brought to you.#Ezk 16:18; 26:16
15They are led in with gladness and rejoicing;
they enter the king’s palace.#Jr 22:4
16Your sons will succeed your ancestors;
you will make them princes throughout the land.#1Pt 2:9; Rv 1:6; 5:10
17I will cause your name to be remembered for all generations;
therefore the peoples will praise you forever and ever.#Mal 1:11