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Psalm 45

(from Day 9 Morning Prayer)

Eructavit cor meum

  1. MY HEART is inditing of a good matter: I speak of the things which I have made unto the King.
  2. My tongue is the pen: of a ready writer.
  3. Thou art fairer than the children of men: full of grace are thy lips, because God hath blessed thee for ever.
  4. Gird thee with thy sword upon thy thigh, O thou most Mighty: according to thy worship and renown.
  5. Good luck have thou with thine honour: ride on, because of the word of truth , of meekness, and righteousness; and thy right hand shall teach thee terrible things.
  6. Thy arrows are very sharp, and the people shall be subdued unto thee: even in the midst among the King's enemies.
  7. Thy seat, O God, endureth for ever: the sceptre of thy kingdom is a right sceptre.
  8. Thou hast loved righteousness, and hated iniquity: wherefore God, even thy God, hath anointed thee with the oil of gladness above thy fellows.
  9. All thy garments smell of myrrh, aloes, and cassia: out of the ivory palaces, whereby they have made thee glad.
  10. Kings' daughters were among thy honourable women: upon thy right hand did stand the queen in a vesture of gold, wrought about with divers colours.
  11. Hearken, O daughter, and consider, incline thine ear ; forget also thine own people, and thy father's house.
  12. So shall the King have pleasure in thy beauty: for he is thy Lord God, and worship thou him.
  13. And the daughter of Tyre shall be there with a gift: like as the rich also among the people shall make their supplication before thee.
  14. The King's daughter is all glorious within: her clothing is of wrought gold.
  15. She shall be brought unto the King in raiment of needle-work: the virgins that be her fellows shall bear her company, and shall be brought unto thee.
  16. With joy and gladness shall they be brought: and shall enter into the King's palace.
  17. Instead of thy fathers thou shalt have children: whom thou mayest make princes in all lands.
  18. I will remember thy Name from one generation to another: therefore shall the people give thanks unto thee, world without end.