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Psalm 45

​Annunciation of Our Lord

 1My heart overflows with a goodly theme;
 I address my verses to the king;
 my tongue is like the pen of a ready scribe.
 2You are the most handsome of men;
 grace is poured upon your lips;
 therefore God has blessed you forever.
 3Gird your sword on your thigh, O mighty one,
 in your glory and majesty.
 4In your majesty ride on victoriously
 for the cause of truth and to defend the right;
 let your right hand teach you dread deeds.
 5Your arrows are sharp
 in the heart of the king’s enemies;
 the peoples fall under you.
 6Your throne, O God, endures forever and ever.
 Your royal scepter is a scepter of equity;
 7you love righteousness and hate wickedness.
 Therefore God, your God, has anointed you
 with the oil of gladness beyond your companions;
 8your robes are all fragrant with myrrh and aloes and cassia.
 From ivory palaces stringed instruments make you glad;
 9daughters of kings are among your ladies of honor;
 at your right hand stands the queen in gold of Ophir.
 10Hear, O daughter, consider and incline your ear;
 forget your people and your father’s house,
 11and the king will desire your beauty.
 Since he is your lord, bow to him;
 12the people of Tyre will seek your favor with gifts,
 the richest of the people 13with all kinds of wealth.
The princess is decked in her chamber with gold-woven robes;
 14in many-colored robes she is led to the king;
 behind her the virgins, her companions, follow.
 15With joy and gladness they are led along
 as they enter the palace of the king.
 16In the place of ancestors you, O king, shall have sons;
 you will make them princes in all the earth.
 17I will cause your name to be celebrated in all generations;
 therefore the peoples will praise you forever and ever.

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