Article 5 of 13 in the series Song of Solomon
Fourth Song: 3:1-5
The bride searches in the night for her beloved
|3:1 By night on my bed I sought him whom my soul loveth: I sought him, but I found him not.
3:2 I will rise now, and go about the city in the streets, and in the broad ways I will seek him whom my soul loveth: I sought him, but I found him not.
3:3 The watchmen that go about the city found me: to whom I said, Saw ye him whom my soul loveth?
3:4 It was but a little that I passed from them, but I found him whom my soul loveth: I held him, and would not let him go, until I had brought him into my mother’s house, and into the chamber of her that conceived me.
3:5 I charge you, O ye daughters of Jerusalem, by the roes, and by the hinds of the eld, that ye stir not up, nor awake my love, till he please.
The last Song left the bride in a state of glorious expectancy as she awaits the call from her groom to come away, but the time is not yet. Now the mood turns melancholy as…
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