1: To the Overseer. -- 'On the Lilies.' -- By sons of Korah. -- An Instruction. -- A song of loves. My heart hath indited a good thing, I am telling my works to a king, My tongue [is] the pen of a speedy writer. 2: Thou hast been beautified above the sons of men, Grace hath been poured into thy lips, Therefore hath God blessed thee to the age. 3: Gird Thy sword upon the thigh, O mighty, Thy glory and Thy majesty! 4: As to Thy majesty -- prosper! -- ride! Because of truth, and meekness -- righteousness, And Thy right hand showeth Thee fearful things. 5: Thine arrows [are] sharp, -- Peoples fall under Thee -- In the heart of the enemies of the king. 6: Thy throne, O God, [is] age-during, and for ever, A sceptre of uprightness [Is] the sceptre of Thy kingdom. 7: Thou hast loved righteousness and hatest wickedness, Therefore God, thy God, hath anointed thee, Oil of joy above thy companions. 8: Myrrh and aloes, cassia! all thy garments, Out of palaces of ivory Stringed instruments have made thee glad. 9: Daughters of kings [are] among thy precious ones, A queen hath stood at thy right hand, In pure gold of Ophir. 10: Hearken, O daughter, and see, incline thine ear, And forget thy people, and thy father's house, 11: And the king doth desire thy beauty, Because he [is] thy lord -- bow thyself to him, 12: And the daughter of Tyre with a present, The rich of the people do appease thy face. 13: All glory [is] the daughter of the king within, Of gold-embroidered work [is] her clothing. 14: In divers colours she is brought to the king, Virgins -- after her -- her companions, Are brought to thee. 15: They are brought with joy and gladness, They come into the palace of the king. 16: Instead of thy fathers are thy sons, Thou dost appoint them for princes in all the earth. 17: I make mention of Thy name in all generations, Therefore do peoples praise Thee, To the age, and for ever!