Song of Songs 4
Christ setteth forth the graces of the Church.
Song of Songs 4:1 Behold, thou [art] fair, my love; behold, thou [art] fair; thou [hast] doves' eyes within thy locks: thy hair [is] as a flock of goats, that appear from mount Gilead. Song of Songs 4:2 Thy teeth [are] like a flock [of sheep that are even] shorn, which came up from the washing; all of which bear twins, and none [is] barren among them. Song of Songs 4:3 Thy lips [are] like a thread of scarlet, and thy speech [is] comely: thy temples [are] like a piece of pomegranate within thy locks. Song of Songs 4:4 Thy neck [is] like the tower of David built for an armory, on which hang a thousand bucklers, all shields of mighty men. Song of Songs 4:5 Thy two breasts [are] like two young roes that are twins, which feed among the lilies. Song of Songs 4:6 Until the day shall break, and the shadows flee away, I will repair to the mountain of myrrh, and to the hill of frankincense. Song of Songs 4:7 Thou [art] all fair, my love; [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: look from the top of Amana, from the top of Shenir and Hermon, from the lions' dens, from the mountains of the leopards. Song of Songs 4:9 Thou hast ravished my heart, my sister, [my] spouse; thou hast ravished my heart with one of thy eyes, with one chain of thy neck. Song of Songs 4:10 How fair is thy love, my sister, [my] spouse! how much better is thy love than wine! and the smell of thy ointments than all spices! Song of Songs 4:11 Thy lips, O [my] spouse, drop [as] the honey-comb; honey and milk [are] under 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 up, a fountain sealed. Song of Songs 4:13 Thy plants [are] an orchard of pomegranates, with pleasant fruits; camphor, with spikenard, Song of Songs 4:14 Spikenard and saffron; calamus and cinnamon, with all trees of frankincense; myrrh and aloes, with all the chief spices: Song of Songs 4:15 A fountain of gardens, a well of living waters, and streams from Lebanon.
The Church prayeth to be made fit for his presence.
Song of Songs 4:16 Awake, O north wind; and come, thou south; blow upon my garden, [that] its spices may flow out. Let my beloved come into his garden, and eat his pleasant fruits.