For the Music Director. To the melody of “Lilies.” A Contemplative Maskil of the sons of Korah. A love song.
1My heart is overflowing with a good thought;
I am speaking my works for the king;
my tongue is the pen of a skilled scribe.
2#Ps 63:1; 84:2 You are fairer than all the sons of men;
favor is poured on your lips;
therefore God has blessed you forever.
3#Ps 79:10; 80:5 Gird your sword on your thigh, O mighty one,
with your splendor and your majesty.
4#Isa 30:29; Ps 62:8 In your majesty ride prosperously
because of truth and meekness and righteousness;
and your right hand will teach you awesome things.
5#Ps 42:11; 43:5 Your arrows are sharp in the heart of the king’s enemies;
peoples will fall under you.
6#2Sa 17:22; Dt 3:8–9 Your throne, O God, is forever and ever;
the scepter of Your kingdom is an upright scepter.
7#Ps 88:7; Jnh 2:3 You love righteousness and hate wickedness;
therefore God, your God, anointed you
with the oil of gladness above your companions.
8#Job 35:10; Ps 63:6 All your garments are fragrant with myrrh and aloes and cassia;
from the ivory palaces stringed instruments make you glad.
9#Ps 38:6; 18:2 Kings’ daughters are among your honorable women;
at your right hand stands the queen in gold of Ophir.
10#Ps 42:3; Joel 2:17 Listen, O daughter, consider and incline your ear;
forget your own people, and your father’s house,
11#Ps 42:5; 43:5 and the king will desire your beauty.
Since he is your lord, bow to him.
12The daughter of Tyre will be there with a gift;
even the rich among the people will entreat your favor.
13The royal daughter is all glorious within her chamber;
her clothing is plaited gold.
14She shall be brought to the king in embroidered garments;
the virgins, her companions who follow her,
shall be brought to you.
15With gladness and rejoicing they shall be brought;
they shall enter into the king’s palace.
16Your sons shall succeed your fathers;
you will make them princes in all the land.
17I will cause your name to be remembered in all generations;
therefore the people will praise you forever and ever.