1. The fairest of women, all beauteous and bright;
The gold of your righteousness shines in the night.
You are a King’s daughter, a queen as you stand
In privilege great, at the King’s own right hand.
2. Now hearken, fair daughter, consider, be wise,
So shall you find beauty and grace in His eyes.
Forget your connection to old Adam’s race,
The house of rebellion no longer embrace.
3. And worship the Lord who has made you anew,
To hate what is wicked, to love what is true.
For this shall all nations, the rich and the poor,
Seek you, for the favor of God to secure.
4. O daughter, what makes you so glorious within?
“My clothing of gold was all made by the King.
It has not one stitch of man’s self-righteous ways,
But shows His own glory, and sings His high praise.”
5. But who are these virgins, so meek and so mild?
“My last faithful servants, who were not defil’d;
Endur’d to the end to unite me with Him,
And now to His palace we enter within.”
6. This daughter and queen is the Church of God’s Son,
Who battled temptation, and victory won;
Her members are princes in all the earth wide,
And ever eternally, with Him abide.
- based on Psalm 45:9-17
MP3 – Group (Canadian Camp 2006)
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This song represents the second half of the beautiful prophecy contained Psalm 45. It is a companion to another song, which represents the first half of the same psalm: The Best Theme of All.
I wrote these paraphrases when I was in a hospital once, waiting a few days for a small operation. As I read through my Bible, while lying in the bed, I was very impressed with how this Psalm was a complete prophecy regarding Christ and His redeemed people.
It was like a mini “Song of Solomon,” dressed up in the most colorful and attractive language, and prophesying of the “Bride and Bridegroom,” the richest love story ever recorded (and one of the few worth studying!):
29 He that has the bride is the bridegroom: but the friend of the bridegroom, which stands and hears him, rejoices greatly because of the bridegroom’s voice: this my joy therefore is fulfilled.
So this song outlines the story of Christ’s redeemed people, or the “bride.” The other song (The Best Theme of All) deals with the first half of the Psalm, regarding the “bridegroom.”
For the sake of comparison, these are the original Bible verses:
9 Kings’ daughters were among thy honourable women: upon thy right hand did stand the queen in gold of Ophir.
10 Hearken, O daughter, and consider, and incline thine ear; forget also thine own people, and thy father’s house;
11 So shall the king greatly desire thy beauty: for he is thy Lord; and worship thou him.
12 And the daughter of Tyre shall be there with a gift; even the rich among the people shall intreat thy favour.
13 The king’s daughter is all glorious within: her clothing is of wrought gold.
14 She shall be brought unto the king in raiment of needlework: the virgins her companions that follow her shall be brought unto thee.
15 With gladness and rejoicing shall they be brought: they shall enter into the king’s palace.
16 Instead of thy fathers shall be thy children, whom thou mayest make princes in all the earth.
17 I will make thy name to be remembered in all generations: therefore shall the people praise thee for ever and ever.