| The Book of Psalms.|
The Harvard Classics. 190914.
|A Song Celebrating the Kings Marriage|
|For the Chief Musician; set to Shoshannim. 1 A Psalm of the sons of Korah. Maschil. A Song of loves.|
| ||MY heart overfloweth with a goodly matter;|
I 2 speak the things which I have made touching the king:
My tongue is the pen of a ready writer.
| ||Thou art fairer than the children of men;|
Grace is poured into 3 thy lips:
Therefore God hath blessed thee for ever.
| ||Gird thy sword upon thy thigh, O mighty one,|
Thy glory and thy majesty.
| ||And in thy majesty ride on prosperously,|
Because 4 of truth and meekness and righteousness:
And thy 5 right hand shall teach thee terrible things.
| ||Thine arrows are sharp;|
The peoples fall under thee;
They are in the heart of the kings enemies.
| ||Thy 6 throne, O God, is for ever and ever:|
A sceptre of equity is the sceptre of thy kingdom.
| ||Thou hast loved righteousness, and hated wickedness:|
Therefore God, thy God, hath anointed thee
With the oil of gladness above thy fellows.
| ||All thy garments smell of myrrh, and aloes, and cassia;|
Out of ivory palaces stringed instruments have made thee glad.
| ||Kings daughters are among thy honorable women:|
At thy right hand doth stand the queen in gold of Ophir.
| ||Hearken, O daughter, and consider, and incline thine ear;|
Forget also thine own people, and thy fathers house:
| ||So will the king desire thy beauty;|
For he is thy lord; and reverence thou him.
| ||And the daughter of Tyre shall be there with a gift;|
The rich among the people shall entreat thy favor.
The kings daughter within 7 the palace is all glorious:
Her clothing is in wrought with gold.
| ||She shall be led unto the king in 8 broidered work:|
The virgins her companions that follow her
Shall be brought unto thee.
| ||With gladness and rejoicing shall they be led:|
They shall enter into the kings palace.
| ||Instead of thy fathers shall be thy children,|
Whom thou shalt make princes in all the earth.
| ||I will make thy name to be remembered in all generations:|
Therefore shall the peoples give thee thanks for ever and ever.