To the choirmaster: according to Lilies. A Maskil ofthe Sons of Korah; a love song.
45:1 My heart overflows with a pleasing theme; I address my verses to the king; my tongue is like the pen ofa ready scribe.
2 You arethe most handsome of the sons of men; grace is poured upon your lips; therefore God has blessed you forever. 3 Gird yoursword on your thigh, Omighty one,inyour splendor and majesty!
4 In your majestyride out victoriously for the cause of truth and meekness and righteousness; let your right hand teach youawesome deeds! 5 Your arrows are sharp in the heart of the king’s enemies; the peoples fall under you.
6 Your throne, O God, is forever and ever. Thescepter of your kingdom is a scepter of uprightness; 7 you have loved righteousness and hated wickedness. ThereforeGod, your God, hasanointed you with the oil ofgladnessbeyond your companions; 8 your robes are all fragrant withmyrrh and aloes and cassia. From ivory palacesstringed instruments make you glad; 9 daughters of kings are among your ladies of honor; at your right hand stands the queen ingold of Ophir.
10 Hear, O daughter, and consider, and incline your ear: forget your people and your father’s house, 11 and the king will desire your beauty. Since he is yourlord,bow to him. 12 The peopleof Tyre willseek your favor withgifts, the richest of the people.
13 All glorious isthe princess in her chamber, with robes interwoven with gold. 14 In many-colored robesshe is led to the king, with her virgin companions following behind her. 15 With joy and gladness they are led along as they enter the palace of the king.
16 In place of your fathers shall be your sons; you will make themprinces in all the earth. 17 I will cause your name to be remembered in all generations; therefore nations will praise you forever and ever.🕊