306. The Song of Songs, which is Solomon's: Chap. II

1 I Sharon's rose and lilly am
That grows the vales along.
2 As lilly among thorns, my love
The daughters is among.
3 As is the apple tree among
Trees in the wood that grow,
My well beloved one among
The sons is even so.

I with great joy sat in his shade,
His fruit I sweet did taste.
4 He brought me to his house of wine,
His love flag o'er me cast.
5 With flaggons stay, with apples me
Chear up, for love-sick I
6 Under my head his left hand doth,
His right above me ly.

7 O daughters of Jerusalem
My love wake not nor raise;
By roes and hinds of fields I you
Do charge, until he please
8 The voice of my beloved one
Upon the mountain's; lo
He cometh leaping on the hills,
He skipping comes also.

9 As roes or fawns of hinds my love
Behold he stands and views
Behind our wall, the windows through?
Himself through lattess shews.
10 My well-beloved he did speak,
And unto me did say,
Arise, my love, my comely one,
Come thou also away.

11 For lo the winter passed is,
The rain is over gone.
12 The flow'rs appear upon the earth
Birds singing time is come:
And of the turtle dove the voice
Is heard our land within
13 The fig-tree causeth forth to spring
Her figs that yet are green.

The vines also with tender grape
Do give good smell, I say
Arise, my love, my comely one,
And do thou come away.
14 My dove in clefts of rocks close stairs,
Thy voice O let me hear.
And see thy face; for sweet's thy voice,
Thy face is also fair.

15 Take up the foxes, take for us
The little foxes here.
That spoil the vines; because our vines,
Most tender grapes do bear.
16 My well beloved one is mine,
And I am also his;
Among the lilly flow'rs also
His pleasant feeding is.

17 Until day-break and shades fly hence
Turn my beloved one,
And like a roe or young hart be
The Bether mountains on.

Text Information
First Line: I Sharon's rose and lily am
Title: The Song of Songs, which is Solomon's: Chap. II
Publication Date: 1742
Scripture: Song of Solomon 2
Language: English
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