Psalms 45

A Royal Wedding Song
1For the music director, according to “Lilies.” Of the sons of Korah, a contemplative song, a love song.
2My heart is stirred with a good word. I speak my verses to the king. My tongue is the pen of a skillful writer.
3You are the most handsome of the sons of men. Grace pours from your lips. Therefore God has blessed you forever.
4Gird your sword on your thigh, O mighty one, in your splendor and your majesty.
5In your majesty ride victoriously, on behalf of truth, meekness and justice. Let your right hand display awesome things.
6Your arrows are sharp. Peoples fall beneath you— into the heart of the king’s enemies.
7Your throne, O God, is forever and ever, and a scepter of justice is the scepter of Your kingdom.
8You have loved righteousness and hated wickedness. Therefore, God, your God, anointed you with the oil of gladness above your companions.
9All your robes have myrrh, aloes, cassia. From ivory palaces, stringed instruments make you glad.
10Kings’ daughters are among your honored women. At your right hand stands the queen in gold of Ophir.
11“Listen, O daughter, consider and incline your ear. Forget your people and your father’s house.
12Then the king will desire your beauty. Honor him, for he is your lord.
13A daughter of Tyre comes with a gift. The richest people will court your favor.”
14All glorious is the king’s daughter within the palace— her gown is interwoven with gold.
15She will be led to the king in embroidered garments. Her virgins, her companions following her, are coming in to you.
16They are led in with joy and gladness— they enter into the palace of the king.
17Your sons will take your fathers’ place. You will make them princes throughout the land.
18I will cause your name to be remembered in all generations. Therefore the nations will praise you forever and ever.