The Song of Songs
Language: English  after the Latin 
The flow'rs appear on the earth;
the time of the singing of birds is come,
and the voice of the turtle is heard in our land.

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.

The watchmen that go about the city found me:
to whom I said, Saw ye him whom my soul loveth?

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.

I charge you, o ye daughters of Jerusalem,
by the roes, and by the hinds of the field,
that ye stir not up, not awake my love,
till he please.

My beloved is mine, and I am his:
he feedeth among the lilies.

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Researcher for this text: Emily Ezust [Administrator]

This text was added to the website: 2014-08-21
Line count: 21
Word count: 167