A Song Celebrating the King’s Marriage.

For the music director; according to the [a]Shoshannim. A [b]Maskil of the sons of Korah. A Song of Love.

45 My heart is moved with a good theme;
I [c]address my [d]verses to the [e]King;
My tongue is the pen of (A)a ready writer.
You are the most handsome of the sons of mankind;
(B)Grace is poured [f]upon Your lips;
Therefore God has (C)blessed You forever.

Strap (D)Your sword on Your thigh, [g](E)Mighty One,
In Your splendor and majesty!
And in Your majesty ride on victoriously,
For the cause of truth, (F)humility, and righteousness;
Let Your (G)right hand teach You [h]awesome things.
Your (H)arrows are sharp;
The (I)peoples fall under You;
Your arrows are (J)in the heart of the King’s enemies.

(K)Your throne, God, is forever and ever;
(L)The scepter of Your kingdom is a scepter of justice.
You have (M)loved righteousness and hated wickedness;
Therefore God, Your God, has (N)anointed You
With the oil of joy above Your companions.
All Your garments are fragrant with (O)myrrh, aloes, and cassia;
From ivory palaces (P)stringed instruments have made You joyful.
Kings’ daughters are among (Q)Your noble women;
At Your (R)right hand stands the queen in (S)gold from Ophir.

10 Listen, daughter, look and incline your ear:
(T)Forget your people and your father’s house;
11 Then the King will crave your beauty.
Because He is your (U)Lord, (V)bow down to Him.
12 The daughter of (W)Tyre will come with a gift;
The (X)wealthy among the people will seek your favor.

13 The King’s daughter is all glorious within;
Her clothing is (Y)interwoven with gold.
14 She will be (Z)brought to the King (AA)in colorful garments;
The (AB)virgins, her companions who follow her,
Will be brought to You.
15 They will be brought with joy and rejoicing;
They will enter into the King’s palace.

16 In place of your fathers will be your sons;
You shall make them princes in all the earth.
17 I will make (AC)Your name known among all generations;
Therefore the peoples (AD)will praise You forever and ever.

God, the Refuge of His People.

For the music director. A Psalm of the sons of Korah, [i]set to Alamoth. A Song.

46 God is our (AE)refuge and strength,
A [j]very (AF)ready help (AG)in [k]trouble.
Therefore we will (AH)not fear, though (AI)the earth shakes
And (AJ)the mountains slip into the heart of the [l]sea;
Though its (AK)waters roar and foam,
Though the mountains quake at its swelling pride. Selah

There is a (AL)river whose streams make the (AM)city of God happy,
The holy (AN)dwelling places of the Most High.
God is (AO)in the midst of her, she will not be moved;
God will (AP)help her [m]when morning dawns.
The [n]nations (AQ)made an uproar, the kingdoms tottered;
He [o](AR)raised His voice, the earth (AS)quaked.
The Lord of armies (AT)is with us;
The God of Jacob is (AU)our stronghold. Selah

Come, (AV)behold the works of the Lord,
[p]Who has inflicted (AW)horrific events on the earth.
He (AX)makes wars to cease to the end of the earth;
He (AY)breaks the bow and cuts the spear in two;
He (AZ)burns the chariots with fire.
10 [q]Stop striving and (BA)know that I am God;
I will be (BB)exalted among the [r]nations, I will be exalted on the earth.”
11 The Lord of armies is with us;
The God of Jacob is our stronghold. Selah

God, the King of the Earth.

For the music director. A Psalm of the sons of Korah.

47 (BC)Clap your hands, all you peoples;
(BD)Shout to God with a voice of joy.
For the Lord Most High is to be (BE)feared,
A (BF)great King over all the earth.
He (BG)subdues peoples under us
And nations under our feet.
He chooses our (BH)inheritance for us,
The (BI)pride of Jacob whom He loves. Selah

God has (BJ)ascended [s]with a shout,
The Lord, [t]with the (BK)sound of a trumpet.
(BL)Sing praises to God, sing praises;
Sing praises to (BM)our King, sing praises.
For God is the (BN)King of all the earth;
Sing praises (BO)with a psalm of wisdom.
God (BP)reigns over the nations,
God [u]sits on (BQ)His holy throne.
The [v](BR)princes of the people have assembled as the (BS)people of the God of Abraham,
For the (BT)shields of the earth belong to God;
He is (BU)highly exalted.


  1. Psalm 45 Title Or possibly Lilies
  2. Psalm 45 Title Possibly Contemplative; or Didactic; or Wisdom Psalm
  3. Psalm 45:1 Lit am saying
  4. Psalm 45:1 Lit works
  5. Psalm 45:1 Prob. refers to a Davidic king as a type of Christ
  6. Psalm 45:2 Or through
  7. Psalm 45:3 Or Warrior
  8. Psalm 45:4 Or fearful
  9. Psalm 46 Title Possibly for soprano voices
  10. Psalm 46:1 Lit help easily found
  11. Psalm 46:1 Or needs
  12. Psalm 46:2 Lit seas
  13. Psalm 46:5 Lit at the turning of the morning
  14. Psalm 46:6 Or Gentiles
  15. Psalm 46:6 Lit gave forth
  16. Psalm 46:8 Or Which He has inflicted as desolations
  17. Psalm 46:10 Or Let go, relax
  18. Psalm 46:10 Or Gentiles
  19. Psalm 47:5 Or amid
  20. Psalm 47:5 Or amid
  21. Psalm 47:8 Or has taken His seat
  22. Psalm 47:9 Or nobles

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