Psalm 45 is the song from this past year that is literally bursting on the inside of me. Exploding! actually. It ‘came’ while I was in the middle of recording my last album, Awaken Me, and is part of the ‘healing’ & ‘calling forth’ the Lord is doing in this songwriting season. Psalm 45 is listed in the bible as a wedding song and paints the picture of (what some have interpreted as) the preparation of the bride of Christ … the preparation of everything, really … for his return. My understanding of this psalm is continually unfolding as I dig deeper into it and sing it again and again.
And I literally can’t make this song big enough. Each time I’ve presented it ‘live,’ the soundscape has grown considerably. For my upcoming March 9th concert, it’s going to be even bigger! I am bringing in a bell choir, string ensemble, and extra vocalists (in addition to a full band) to really enhance every part of this song.
Here is Psalm 45 (NIV): My heart is stirred by a noble theme As I recite my verses for the king; My tongue is the pen of a skillful writer
You are the most excellent of men And your lips have been anointed with grace Since God has blessed you forever
Gird your sword upon your side, O mighty one Clothe yourself with splendor and majesty In your majesty ride forth victoriously In behalf of truth, humility, and righteousness Let your right hand display awesome deeds
Let your sharp arrows pierce the hearts of the king’s enemies Let the nations fall beneath your feet
Your throne, O God, will last for ever and ever A scepter of justice will be the scepter of your kingdom You love righteousness and hate wickedness Therefore God, your God, has set you above your companions By anointing you with the oil of joy
All your robes are fragrant with myrrh and cassia From palaces adorned with ivory The music of the strings makes you glad
Daughters of kings are among your honored women At your right hand is the royal bride in gold of Ophir Listen, O daughter, consider and give ear Forget your people and your father’s house The king is enthralled by your beauty Honor him, for he is your lord The Daughter of Tyre will come with a gift Men of wealth will seek your favor
All glorious is the princess within her chamber Her gown is interwoven with gold In embroidered garments she is led to the king Her virgin companions follow her and are brought to you They are led in with joy and gladness They enter the palace of the king
Your sons will take the place of your fathers You will make them princes throughout the land I will perpetuate your memory through all generations Therefore the nations will praise you For ever and ever