311. The Song of Songs, which is Solomon's: Chap. V

1 I Am into my garden come,
My sister, spoufe likewise,
And I my myrrh have gathered up,
Together with my spice.
My honey-comb with honey eat,
My wine and milk drank I.
Eat O ye friends, drink O belov'd,
Yea drink abundantly.

2 I sieep, but yet my heart doth wake,
The voice 'tis of my love;
Who knocketh, open unto me,
O sister mine, my dove.
My love my undefiled one,
Because my head is fill'd
With dew, my locks fill'd. with the drops
That have by night distill'd.

3 I have put off my coat how shall
I put it on again?
And I have washed clean my feet,
How shall I them distain?
4 My well-beloved put his hand
In by the hole o'th door;
My bowels made a troubled noise
In me for him therefore.

5 I rose to open to my love,
And my hands myrrh did drop,
My fingers sweetest myrrh upon
The handles of the lock:
6 When I the door had opened
To my beloved one,
Then had my love withdrawn himself,
And he away was gone.

When as he spoke my soul did fail:
Although I sought him have,
I found him not; I call'd him, yet
He me no answer gave.
7 The watchmen who the city round,
Me found, smite, wound did they:
The keepers of the walls from me
Did take my veil away.

8 O daughters of Jerusalem,
I charge you to him say,
If my belov'd ye find, that I
For love do faint away.
9 What's thy love more than other's love
Fairest of women kind
What's thy love more than other's love,
That us thou dost so bind?

10 My love is white and ruddy, chief
Among ten thousands he.
11 His head is gold most fine, his locks
Curl'd black as ravens be.
12 His eyes as doves by water's streams,
With milk wash'd, fitly set.
13 His cheeks are as a bed of spice,
As flow'rs of odours sweet.

His lilly lips drop flowing myrrh.
14 His hands gold rings bedight,
With beryl laid with saphires is,
His belly iv'ry bright.
15 His legs as marble pillars set
On sockets of fine gold :
His look as Lebanon, as choice
As cedars to behold.

16 Most sweet his palate, lovely he
Ev'n altogether is:
O daughters of Jerusalem,
My love and friend is this.

Text Information
First Line: I am into my garden come
Title: The Song of Songs, which is Solomon's: Chap. V
Publication Date: 1742
Scripture: Song of Solomon 5
Language: English
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