The majesty and grace of Christ's Kingdom.
Psalms 45:1 Unto the end, for them that shall be changed, for the sons of Core, for understanding. A canticle for the Beloved. My heart hath uttered a good word: I speak my works to the king: My tongue is the pen of a scrivener that writeth swiftly. Psalms 45:2 Thou art beautiful above the sons of men: grace is poured abroad in thy lips; therefore hath God blessed thee for ever. Psalms 45:3 Gird thy sword upon thy thigh, O thou most mighty. Psalms 45:4 With thy comeliness and thy beauty set out, proceed prosperously, and reign. Because of truth and meekness and justice: and thy right hand shall conduct thee wonderfully. Psalms 45:5 Thy arrows are sharp: under thee shall people fall, into the hearts of the king's enemies. Psalms 45:6 Thy throne, O God, is forever and ever: the sceptre of thy kingdom is a sceptre of uprightness. Psalms 45:7 Thou hast loved justice, and hated iniquity: therefore God, thy God, hath anointed thee with the oil of gladness above thy fellows. Psalms 45:8 Myrrh and stacte and cassia perfume thy garments, from the ivory houses: out of which Psalms 45:9 The daughters of kings have delighted thee in thy glory. The queen stood on thy right hand, in gilded clothing; surrounded with variety.
The duty of the Church, and the benefits thereof.
Psalms 45:10 Hearken, O daughter, and see, and incline thy ear: and forget thy people and thy father's house. Psalms 45:11 And the king shall greatly desire thy beauty; for he is the Lord thy God, and him they shall adore. Psalms 45:12 And the daughters of Tyre with gifts, yea, all the rich among the people, shall entreat thy countenance. Psalms 45:13 All the glory of the king's daughter is within in golden borders, Psalms 45:14 Clothed round about with varieties. After her shall virgins be brought to the king: her neighbours shall be brought to thee. Psalms 45:15 They shall be brought with gladness and rejoicing: they shall be brought into the temple of the king. Psalms 45:16 Instead of thy fathers, sons are born to thee: thou shalt make them princes over all the earth. Psalms 45:17 They shall remember thy name throughout all generations. Therefore shall people praise thee for ever; yea, for ever and ever.