¶ To the Chanter, upon Sosanim, an instruction of the children of Korah, a song of love.My heart is inditing of a good matter, I speak of that, which I have made of the king: My tongue is the pen of a ready writer. Thou art the fairest among the children of men, full of grace are thy lips, therefore God blesseth thee for ever. Gird thee with thy sword upon thy thigh, (O thou mighty) with worship and renown. Good luck have thou with thine honour, ride on with the truth, meekness and righteousness: and thy right hand shall teach thee wonderful things. Thy arrows are sharp, the people shall be subdued unto thee, even in the middest among the king's enemies.
¶ Thy seat (O God) endureth for ever: the scepter of thy kingdom is a right scepter. Thou hast loved righteousness, and hated iniquity: wherefore God (which is thy God) hath anointed thee with the oil of gladness above thy fellows. All thy garments are like myrrh, Aloes and Cassia, when thou comest out of thine ivory palaces in thy beautiful glory. Kings' daughters go in thy goodly array, and upon thy right hand stondeth the queen in a vesture of the most fine gold.
¶ Hearken (O daughter) consider, and incline thine ear: forget thine own people, and thy father's house. So shall the king have pleasure in thy beauty, for he is thy Lord, and thou shalt worship him. The daughters of Tyre shall be there with gifts, the rich among the people shall make their supplication before thee. The king's daughter is all glorious within, her clothing is of wrought gold. She shall be brought unto the king in raiment of needlework, and maidens after her: such as be next her shall be brought unto thee. With joy and gladness shall they be brought, and go into the king's palace. In stead of thy fathers thou hast gotten children, whom thou shalt make princes in all lands. I will remember thy name from one generation to another: therefore shall the people give thanks unto thee, world without end.