Just as the titles of “church” and “Jerusalem” have their origin in the Old Testament and then reach their fulfillment in the New, so it is with the imagery of the bride. The Church is the bride of Christ – and this imagery finds its origin in the relationship between God and Israel. It should come as no surprise, therefore, that the love songs of the OT are applicable not only to our marriages but to the relationship between Christ and His Bride. This is particularly true of Psalm 45 – the wedding song of the Kings of Israel.