Your Throne, O God, Is Forever
For the choir director. According to Shoshannim. Of the sons of Korah. A Maskil. A Song of Love.
My heart overflows with a good theme;
I address my verses to the King;
My tongue is the pen of a skillful scribe. 2
You are fairer than the sons of men;
Grace is poured upon Your lips;
Therefore God has blessed You forever.
Gird Your sword on Your thigh, O Mighty One,
In Your splendor and Your majesty! 4
And in Your majesty ride on victoriously,
For the cause of truth and meekness and righteousness;
Let Your right hand teach You awesome things. 5
Your arrows are sharp;
The peoples fall under You;
Your arrows are in the heart of the King’s enemies.
Your throne, O God, is forever and ever;
A scepter of uprightness is the scepter of Your kingdom. 7
You have loved righteousness and hated wickedness;
Therefore God, Your God, has anointed You
With the oil of joy above Your companions. 8
All Your garments are fragrant with myrrh and aloes and cassia;
Out of ivory palaces stringed instruments have made You glad. 9
Kings’ daughters are among Your noble ladies;
At Your right hand stands the queen in gold from Ophir.
Listen, O daughter, give attention and incline your ear:
Forget your people and your father’s house; 11
Then the King will desire your beauty.
Because He is your Lord, bow down to Him. 12
The daughter of Tyre will come with a present;
The rich among the people will seek your favor.
The King’s daughter is all glorious within her chamber;
Her clothing is interwoven with gold. 14
She will be led to the King in embroidered work;
The virgins, her companions who follow her,
Will be brought to You. 15
They will be led forth with gladness and rejoicing;
They will enter into the King’s palace.
In place of your fathers will be your sons;
You shall set them up as princes in all the earth. 17
I will cause Your name to be remembered from generation to every generation;
Therefore the peoples will give You thanks forever and ever.