Luther Quote of the Day

A song of friends or of lovers, a wedding lyric; as we have rendered it in German: ein Brautlied. This is relevant to the subject matter of the psalm, for it treats the kingly bridegroom and queenly bride, as well as the women’s apartment. We can therefore call this psalm a nuptial song, since the king with his bride, marriage pageantry, banquets, dances, etc., are described. This little particle, therefore, embraces the content: he proposes to sing a delightful and joyous wedding lyric—but in the spirit.

Psalm 45

Lecture by Dr. Martin Luther
on Psalm 45
Begun in 1532

Luther’s works, vol. 12:
Selected Psalms
p 200-201

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