Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Jesus: "fairest of the people"

Psalm 45-A (44-A)

My heart overflows with noble words. To the king I must speak the song I have made, my tongue as nimble as the pen of a scribe.
You are the fairest of the people on earth and graciousness is poured upon your lips, because God has blest you for evermore.
O mighty one, gird your sword upon your thigh; in splendor and state, ride on in triumph for the cause of truth and goodness and right.
Take aim with your bow in your dread right hand. Your arrows are sharp, peoples fall beneath you. The foes of the king fall down and lose heart.
Your throne, O God, shall endure for ever. A scepter of justice is the scepter of your kingdom, Your love is for justice, your hatred for evil.
Therefore God, your God, has anointed youwith the oil of gladness above other kings; your robes are fragrant with aloes and myrrh.
From the ivory palace you are greeted with music. The daughters of kings are among your loved ones. On your right stands the queen in gold of Ophir.

Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit;as it was in the beginning, is now, and will be for ever. Amen

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