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Psalm 45. Eructavit cor meum.

From the Book of Divine Worship - The Psalter or Psalms of David - Contemporary - Ninth Day - Morning Prayer.
  1. My heart is stirring with a noble song; let me recite what I have fashioned for the king; *
    my tongue shall be the pen of a skilled writer.
  2. You are the fairest of men; *
    grace flows from your lips, because God has blessed you for ever.
  3. Strap your sword upon your thigh, O mighty warrior, *
    in your pride and in your majesty.
  4. Ride out and conquer in the cause of truth *
    and for the sake of justice.
  5. Your right hand will show you marvelous things; *
    your arrows are very sharp, O mighty warrior.
  6. The peoples are falling at your feet, *
    and the king's enemies are losing heart.
  7. Your throne, O God, endures for ever and ever, *
    a scepter of righteousness is the scepter of your kingdom; you love righteousness and hate iniquity.
  8. Therefore God, your God, has anointed you *
    with the oil of gladness above your fellows.
  9. All your garments are fragrant with myrrh, aloes, and cassia, *
    and the music of strings from ivory palaces makes you glad.
  10. Kings' daughters stand among the ladies of the court; *
    on your right hand is the queen, adorned with the gold of Ophir.
  11. "Hear, O daughter; consider and listen closely; *
    forget your people and your father's house.
  12. The king will have pleasure in your beauty; *
    he is your master; therefore do him honor.
  13. The people of Tyre are here with a gift; *
    the rich among the people seek your favor."
  14. All glorious is the princess as she enters; *
    her gown is cloth-of-gold.
  15. In embroidered apparel she is brought to the king; *
    after her the bridesmaids follow in procession.
  16. With joy and gladness they are brought, *
    and enter into the palace of the king.
  17. "In place of fathers, O king, you shall have sons; *
    you shall make them princes over all the earth.
  18. I will make your name to be remembered from one generation to another; *
    therefore nations will praise you for ever and ever."
* An asterisk divides a verse of a Psalm in two portions for responsive reading

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