Psalm 45 - First Version.

   1  My heart brings forth a goodly thing;
         my words that I indite
      Concern the King: my tongue's a pen
         of one that swift doth write.

   2  Thou fairer art than sons of men:
         into thy lips is store
      Of grace infused; God therefore thee
         hath blessed for evermore.

   3  O thou that art the mighty One,
         thy sword gird on thy thigh;
      Ev'n with thy glory excellent,
         and with thy majesty.

   4  For meekness, truth, and righteousness,
         in state ride prosp'rously;
      And thy right hand shall thee instruct
         in things that fearful be.

   5  Thine arrows sharply pierce the heart
         of th' en'mies of the King;
      And under thy subjection
         the people down do bring.

   6  For ever and for ever is,
         O God, thy throne of might;
      The scepter of thy kingdom is
         a scepter that is right.

   7  Thou lovest right, and hatest ill;
         for God, thy God, most high,
      Above thy fellows hath with th' oil
         of joy anointed thee.

   8  Of aloes, myrrh, and cassia,
         a smell thy garments had,
      Out of the iv'ry palaces,
         whereby they made thee glad.

   9  Among thy women honorable
         kings' daughters were at hand:
      Upon thy right hand did the queen
         in gold of Ophir stand.

  10  O daughter, hearken and regard,
         and do thine ear incline;
      Likewise forget thy father's house,
         and people that are thine.

  11  Then of the King desired shall be
         thy beauty veh'mently:
      Because he is thy Lord, do thou
         him worship rev'rently.

  12  The daughter there of Tyre shall be
         with gifts and off 'rings great:
      Those of the people that are rich
         thy favor shall entreat.

  13  Behold, the daughter of the King
         all glorious is within;
      And with embroideries of gold
         her garments wrought have been.

  14  She shall be brought unto the King
         in robes with needle wrought;
      Her fellow-virgins following
         shall unto thee be brought.

  15  They shall be brought with gladness great,
         and mirth on ev'ry side,
      Into the palace of the King,
         and there they shall abide.

  16  Instead of those thy fathers dear,
         thy children thou may'st take,
      And in all places of the earth
         them noble princes make.

  17  Thy name remembered I will make
         through ages all to be:
      The people therefore evermore
         shall praises give to thee.

Psalm 45 - Second Version.

   1     My heart inditing is
         good matter in a song:
      I speak the things that I have made,
         which to the King belong:

         My tongue shall be as quick,
         his hoour to indite,
      As is the pen of any scribe
         that useth fast to write.

   2     Thou'rt fairest of all men;
         grace in thy lips doth flow:
      And therefore blessings evermore
         on thee doth God bestow.

   3     Thy sword gird on thy thigh,
         thou that art most of might:
      Appear in dreadful majesty,
         and in thy glory bright.

   4     For meekness, truth, and right,
         ride prosp'rously in state;
      And thy right hand shall teach to thee
         things terrible and great.

   5     Thy shafts shall pierce their hearts
         that foes are to the King;
      Whereby into subjection
         the people thou shalt bring.

   6     Thy royal seat, O Lord,
         for ever shall remain:
      The scepter of thy kingdom doth
         all righteousness maintain.

   7     Thou lov'st right, and hat'st ill;
         for God, thy God, most high,
      Above thy fellows hath with th' oil
         of joy anointed thee.

   8     Of myrrh and spices sweet
         a smell thy garments had,
      Out of the iv'ry palaces,
         whereby they made thee glad.

   9     And in thy glorious train
         kings' daughters waiting stand;
      And thy fair queen, in Ophir gold,
         doth stand at thy right hand.

  10     O daughter, take good heed,
         incline, and give good ear;
      Thou must forget thy kindred all,
         and father's house most dear.

  11     Thy beauty to the King
         shall then delightful be:
      And do thou humbly worship him,
         because thy Lord is he.

  12     The daughter then of Tyre
         there with a gift shall be,
      And all the wealthy of the land
         shall make their suit to thee.

  13     The daughter of the King
         all glorious is within;
      And with embroideries of gold
         her garments wrought have been.

  14     She cometh to the King
         in robes with needle wrought;
      The virgins that do follow her
         shall unto thee be brought.

  15     They shall be brought with joy,
         and mirth on ev'ry side,
      Into the palace of the King,
         and there they shall abide.

  16     And in thy fathers' stead,
         thy children thou may'st take,
      And in all places of the earth
         them noble princes make.

  17     I will show forth thy name
         to generations all:
      Therefore the people evermore
         to thee give praises shall.



 

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