I am the rose of Sharon
Language: English  after the Latin 
I am the rose of Sharon, 
a lily growing in the valley,
so is my darling among the maidens
like a lily among the thorns.

My beloved is my love
Like an apple tree in the forest
so is my beloved among boys

I delight to sit in his shade
and his fruit is sweet to my mouth.
He took me to the garden 
and gave me loving glances.

He refreshed me with raisins,
he revived me with apples;
for I was faint with love.

Hark! My beloved!
Here he comes, 
bounding over mountains,
leaping over hills.
There he stands outside our wall, 
peeping in the windows,
glancing through the lattice.

There he stands. 
My beloved said to me:1

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Based on lines 1-10.5
1 [sic] in Fine's setting - marked attaca to go directly into the next movement.


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This text was added to the website: 2014-08-18
Line count: 23
Word count: 119