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Psalm 45 - 1st Version
PRAETORIUS | Same-Tune Hymns | Bible Passage
From Harmoniae Hymnorum Scholiae Gorlicensis, Gorlitz, 1599 Possibly by M. Praetorius, 1571-1621
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;
Even with thy glory excellent,
And with thy majesty.
4 For meekness, truth, and righteousness,
Ride prosperously in state;
And thee thine own right hand shall teach
Things terrible and great.
5 Thine arrows sharply pierce the heart
Of the enemies of the King;
And under thy dominion they
The people down do bring.
6 For ever and for ever is,
O God, thy throne of might;
The sceptre of thy kingdom is
A sceptre that is right.
7 Thou lovest right and hatest ill;
Hence God, thy God, even he
Above thy fellows hath with oil
Of joy anointed thee.
8 Of aloes, myrrh, and cassia
A smell thy garments had,
Out of the ivory palaces,
Whereby they made thee glad.
9 Among thy women honourable
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 And so thy beauty by the King
Greatly desired shall be;
Because he is thy Lord, do thou
Him worship reverently.
12 The daughter there of Tyre shall be
With gifts and offerings great:
Those of the people that are rich
Thy favour 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 every side,
Into the palace of the King,
And there they shall abide.
16 Thy fathers' place thy sons shall fill,
Whom thou to thee shalt 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.
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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.