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Psalm 45 - 2nd Version
NARENZA | Bible Passage
Melody from Catholicum Hymnologium Germanicum, 1504 Adap. by W.H. Havergal, 1793-1870
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 honour to indite,
As is the pen of any scribe
That useth fast to write.
2 Thou fairer art than 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 great in might:
Appear in dreadful majesty,
And in thy glory bright.
4 For meekness, truth, and right,
Ride prosperously 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 thou
The people down shalt bring.
6 Thy royal seat, O Lord,
For ever shall remain:
The sceptre of thy kingdom doth
All righteousness maintain.
7 Thou lovest right, hat'st ill;
Hence God, thy God, even he
Above thy fellows hath with oil
Of joy anointed thee.
8 Of myrrh and spices sweet
A smell thy garments had,
Out of the ivory 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 by the King
Shall then desired 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 every side,
Into the palace of the King,
And there they shall abide.
16 And in thy fathers' stead,
Thy children thou shalt 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.
1 ¬∂ My heart is inditing a good matter: I speak of the things which I have made touching the king: my tongue is the pen of a ready writer.
2 Thou art fairer than the children of men: grace is poured into thy lips: therefore God hath blessed thee for ever.
3 Gird thy sword upon thy thigh, O most mighty, with thy glory and thy majesty.
4 And in thy majesty ride prosperously because of truth and meekness and righteousness; and thy right hand shall teach thee terrible things.
5 Thine arrows are sharp in the heart of the king's enemies; whereby the people fall under thee.
6 ¬∂ Thy throne, O God, is for ever and ever: the sceptre of thy kingdom is a right sceptre.
7 Thou lovest righteousness, and hatest wickedness: therefore God, thy God, hath anointed thee with the oil of gladness above thy fellows.
8 All thy garments smell of myrrh, and aloes, and cassia, out of the ivory palaces, whereby they have made thee glad.
9 Kings' daughters were among thy honourable women: upon thy right hand did stand the queen in gold of Ophir.
10 ¬∂ Hearken, O daughter, and consider, and incline thine ear; forget also thine own people, and thy father's house;
11 So shall the king greatly desire thy beauty: for he is thy Lord; and worship thou him.
12 And the daughter of Tyre shall be there with a gift; even the rich among the people shall intreat thy favour.
13 The king's daughter is all glorious within: her clothing is of wrought gold.
14 She shall be brought unto the king in raiment of needlework: the virgins her companions that follow her shall be brought unto thee.
15 With gladness and rejoicing shall they be brought: they shall enter into the king's palace.
16 Instead of thy fathers shall be thy children, whom thou mayest make princes in all the earth.
17 I will make thy name to be remembered in all generations: therefore shall the people praise thee for ever and ever.