Rise Up, My Love
Rise up my love, my fair one, and come away.
For lo, the winter is past, the rain is over and gone.
The flowers appear upon the earth.
The time of singing of 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 with the tender grapes give a good smell.
O my dove, that art in the clefts of the rock,
In the secret places of the stairs,
Let me see thy countenance, let me hear thy voice;
For sweet is thy voice, and thy countenance is comely.
Rise up my love, my fair one.
Song of Solomon 2:10–14
How fair is thy love, my sister, my spouse!
How much better is thy love than wine!
And the smell of thine ointments than all spices!
Song of Solomon 4:10
My beloved is gone down into his garden,
to the beds of spices,
to feed in the gardens,
and to gather lilies.
Song of Solomon 6:2
How fair and how pleasant art thou,
O love, for delights!
I am my beloved’s
and his desire is toward me.
Song of Solomon 7:6, 10