Song of Songs 5
Christ awaketh the Church with his calling.
Song of Songs 5:1 I am come into my garden, my sister, my spouse: I gathered my myrrhe with my spice: I ate mine hony combe with mine hony, I dranke my wine with my milke: eate, O friends, drinke, and make you mery, O welbeloued.
The Church having a taste of Christ's love is sick of love.
Song of Songs 5:2 I sleepe, but mine heart waketh, it is the voyce of my welbeloued that knocketh, saying, Open vnto mee, my sister, my loue, my doue, my vndefiled: for mine head is full of dewe, and my lockes with the droppes of the night. Song of Songs 5:3 I haue put off my coate, howe shall I put it on? I haue washed my feete, howe shall I defile them? Song of Songs 5:4 My welbeloued put in his hand by the hole of the doore, and mine heart was affectioned toward him. Song of Songs 5:5 I rose vp to open to my welbeloued, and mine hands did drop downe myrrhe, and my fingers pure myrrhe vpon the handels of the barre. Song of Songs 5:6 I opened to my welbeloued: but my welbeloued was gone, and past: mine heart was gone when hee did speake: I sought him, but I coulde not finde him: I called him, but hee answered mee not. Song of Songs 5:7 The watchmen that went about the citie, founde me: they smote me and wounded me: the watchmen of the walles tooke away my vaile from me. Song of Songs 5:8 I charge you, O daughters of Ierusalem, if you finde my welbeloued, that you tell him that I am sicke of loue.
A description of Christ by his graces.
Song of Songs 5:9 O the fairest among women, what is thy welbeloued more then other welbeloued? what is thy welbeloued more then another louer, that thou doest so charge vs? Song of Songs 5:10 My welbeloued is white and ruddie, the chiefest of ten thousand. Song of Songs 5:11 His head is as fine golde, his lockes curled, and blacke as a rauen. Song of Songs 5:12 His eyes are like doues vpon the riuers of waters, which are washt with milke, and remaine by the full vessels. Song of Songs 5:13 His cheekes are as a bedde of spices, and as sweete flowres, and his lippes like lilies dropping downe pure myrrhe. Song of Songs 5:14 His hands as rings of gold set with the chrysolite, his belly like white yuorie couered with saphirs. Song of Songs 5:15 His legges are as pillars of marble, set vpon sockets of fine golde: his countenance as Lebanon, excellent as the cedars. Song of Songs 5:16 His mouth is as sweete thinges, and hee is wholy delectable: this is my welbeloued, and this is my louer, O daughters of Ierusalem.