Aug 10: Psalm 41; Song of Solomon 5:2-8

Songs for today: 
My Faith Has Found a Resting Place
The Old Gospel Ship

Blessed be the Lord, the God of Israel,
From everlasting to everlasting.
Amen and Amen.
from Psalm 41

I was asleep but my heart was awake.
A voice! My beloved was knocking:
‘Open to me, my sister, my darling,
My dove, my perfect one!
For my head is drenched with dew,
My locks with the damp of the night.’
•••
What kind of beloved is your beloved,
O most beautiful among women?
What kind of beloved is your beloved,
That thus you adjure us?”
“My beloved is dazzling and ruddy,
Outstanding among ten thousand

he is wholly desirable.
This is my beloved and this is my friend,
O daughters of Jerusalem.
from Song of Solomon 5

Where has your beloved gone,
O most beautiful among women?
Where has your beloved turned,
That we may seek him with you?”
•••
I am my beloved’s and my beloved is mine,
He who pastures his flock among the lilies.”
•••
my dove, my perfect one, is unique:
She is her mother’s only daughter;
She is the pure child of the one who bore her.
The maidens saw her and called her blessed,
The queens and the concubines also, and they praised her,
from Song of Solomon 6

How beautiful and how delightful you are,
My love, with all your charms!
•••
I am my beloved’s,
And his desire is for me.
from Song of Solomon 7

I want you to swear, O daughters of Jerusalem,
Do not arouse or awaken my love
Until she pleases.”
•••
The thousand shekels are for you, Solomon,
And two hundred are for those who take care of its fruit.”
“O you who sit in the gardens,
My companions are listening for your voice—
Let me hear it!”
“ Hurry, my beloved,
And be like a gazelle or a young stag
On the mountains of spices.”
from Song of Solomon 8

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