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King James Version
I am the rose of Sharon, and the lily of the valleys.
As the lily among thorns, so is my love among the
As the apple tree among the trees of the wood, so is my
among the sons. I sat down under his shadow with great delight, and
his fruit was sweet to my taste.
He brought me to the banqueting house, and his banner over
Stay me with flagons, comfort me with apples: for I am sick
His left hand is under my head, and his right hand doth
I charge you, O ye daughters of Jerusalem, by the roes, and
the hinds of the field, that ye stir not up, nor awake my love, till
The voice of my beloved! behold, he cometh leaping upon
mountains, skipping upon the hills.
My beloved is like a roe or a young hart: behold, he
behind our wall, he looketh forth at the windows, shewing himself
through the lattice.
My beloved spake, and said unto me, Rise up, my love, my
one, and come away.
For, lo, the winter is past, the rain is over and gone;
The flowers appear on the earth; the time of the singing
birds is come, and the voice of the turtle is heard in our land;
The fig tree putteth forth her green figs, and the vines
the tender grape give a good smell. Arise, my love, my fair one, and
O my dove, that art in the clefts of the rock, in the
places of the stairs, let me see thy countenance, let me hear thy
voice; for sweet is thy voice, and thy countenance is comely.
Take us the foxes, the little foxes, that spoil the vines:
our vines have tender grapes.
My beloved is mine, and I am his: he feedeth among the
Until the day break, and the shadows flee away, turn,
beloved, and be thou like a roe or a young hart upon the mountains of
Orthodox Library, St. Seraphim of Sarov, 2008.
Have mercy, O Lord, upon Thy handmaid P. F.
THE END, AND TO GOD BE THE GLORY!