1 Let him with kisses of his mouth
Be pleased me to kiss:
2 Because much better than the wine
Thy loving kindness is.
3 Thy name as pour'd forth ointment is,
Because of thy sweet smell
Of thy good ointments, therefore do
The virgins love thee well.
4 O draw thou me and readily
We will run after thee;
Into his secret chambers hath
The king conducted me;
We will be glad, and we likewise
In thee will much delight
We will remember more than wine
Thy love; thee love th' upright.
5 O daughters of Jerusalem,
I am a comely one;
Though black as Kedar's tents and as
Curtains of Solomon.
6 Because I blackish am therefore
Upon me look not ye;
Because that with his beams the sun
Hath looked down on me
My mother's sons were wroth with me,
They vineyards me assign
To keep: whereas I have not kept
The vineyard that was mine.
7 Tell me, thou whom my soul doth love,
Where thou thy seed dost take.
And also where at noon time thou
Thy flock to rest doth make.
Becaufe O wherefore should I be
Like to such veiled ones,
As turn aside ev'n by the flocks
Of thy companions ?
8 Most fair of women, know'st thou not?
Then by the flock steps go:
Forth on thy way, by shepherd's tents,
Feed thou thy kids alfs.
9 To troops in Pharaoh's chariot
My love I thee compare.
10 Thy neck with chains, with jewels rows
Thy cheeks full comely are.
11 Borders of gold with silver studs
For thee make up we will.
12 Whilst that the king at's table sits
My fsikenard yields her smell.
13 Like as of myrrh a bundle is
My well belov'd to me;
Through all the night betwixt my breasts,
His lodging place shall be.
14 My love as in Engedi's vines,
Like camphire bunch to me:
15 Lo fair my love, lo fair thou art,
Thine eyes as doves eyes be.
16 Lo thou art fair my love, and sweet,
Our bed is green likewise,
Our houses beams of cedars are,
Of fir our galleries.
|First Line:||Let him with kisses of his mouth|
|Title:||The Song of Songs, which is Solomon's: Chap. I|
|Scripture:||Song of Solomon 1|