Who is This
Language: English 
Who is this that cometh out of the wilderness like pillars of smoke, 
perfumed with myrrh and frankincense, 
with all powders of the merchant? 

Tell me, O thou whom my soul loveth, 
where thou feedest, where thou makest thy flock to rest at noon: 
for why should I be as one that turneth aside by the flocks of thy companions? 

Until the day break, and the shadows flee away, 
I will get me to the mountain of myrrh, and to the hill of frankincense. 
Thou art all fair, my love; there is no spot in thee.

From Song of Songs: Chapter 3 verse 6, Chapter 1 verse 7, Chapter 4 verses 6-7.


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Research team for this text: Malcolm Wren [Guest Editor] , Trevor Weston

This text was added to the website: 2018-05-14
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Word count: 96