Song of Songs 4
Christ setteth forth the graces of the Church.
Song of Songs 4:1 Behold, thou [art] faire, my loue, behold thou [art] faire, thou [hast] doues eyes within thy lockes: thy haire is as a flocke of goats, that appeare from mount Gilead. Song of Songs 4:2 Thy teeth are like a flocke [of sheepe] that are euen shorne, which came vp from the washing: whereof euery one beare twinnes, and none [is] barren among them. Song of Songs 4:3 Thy lips [are] like a threed of scarlet, and thy speach is comely: thy temples [are] like a piece of a pomegranate within thy lockes. Song of Songs 4:4 Thy necke [is] like the tower of Dauid builded for an armorie, whereon there hang a thousand bucklers, all shields of mightie men. Song of Songs 4:5 Thy two breasts, [are] like two yong Roes, that are twinnes, which feed among the lillies. Song of Songs 4:6 Untill the day breake, and the shadowes flee away, I will get mee to the mountaines of myrrhe, and to the hill of frankincense. Song of Songs 4:7 Thou [art] all faire, my loue, [there is] no spot in thee.
He sheweth his love to her.
Song of Songs 4:8 Come with me from Lebanon (my spouse,) with me from Lebanon: looke from the top of Amana, from the top of Shenir and Hermon, from the Lions dennes, from the mountaines of the Leopards. Song of Songs 4:9 Thou hast rauished my heart, my sister, [my] spouse; thou hast rauished my heart, with one of thine eyes, with one chaine of thy necke. Song of Songs 4:10 How faire is thy loue, my sister, [my] spouse! how much better is thy loue then wine! and the smell of thine oyntments then all spices! Song of Songs 4:11 Thy lips, [O my] spouse! drop [as] the hony combe: hony and milke [are] vnder thy tongue, and the smell of thy garments [is] like the smell of Lebanon. Song of Songs 4:12 A garden inclosed is my sister, [my] spouse: a spring shut vp, a fountaine sealed. Song of Songs 4:13 Thy plants [are] an orchard of pomegranates, with pleasant fruits, Camphire, with Spikenaed, Song of Songs 4:14 Spikenard and Saffron, Calamus and Cynamom, with all trees of Frankincense, Mirrhe and Aloes, with all the chiefe spices. Song of Songs 4:15 A fountaine of gardens, a well of liuing waters, and streames from Lebanon.
The Church prayeth to be made fit for his presence.
Song of Songs 4:16 Awake, O Northwinde, and come thou South, blow vpon my garden, [that] the spices thereof may flow out: let my beloued come into his garden, and eate his pleasant fruits.