He's Ain't Heavy, He's My Beloved (8 of 8) by Thomas Swope
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Series: Song of Songs
Song of Songs 8: 1 - 14
1 Oh, that you were like my brother, who nursed at my mother's breasts! If I should find you outside, I would kiss you; I would not be despised. 2 I would lead you and bring you into the house of my mother, she who used to instruct me. I would cause you to drink of spiced wine, of the juice of my pomegranate. 3 His left hand is under my head, and his right hand embraces me. 4 I charge you, O daughters of Jerusalem, do not stir up nor awaken love until it pleases. 5 Who is this coming up from the wilderness, leaning upon her beloved? I awakened you under the apple tree. There your mother brought you forth; There she who bore you brought you forth. 6 Set me as a seal upon your heart, as a seal upon your arm; For love is as strong as death, jealousy as cruel as the grave; Its flames are flames of fire, a most vehement flame. 7 Many waters cannot quench love, nor can the floods drown it. If a man would give for love all the wealth of his house, it would be utterly despised. 8 We have a little sister, and she has no breasts. What shall we do for our sister in the day when she is spoken for? 9 If she is a wall, we will build upon her a battlement of silver; And if she is a door, we will enclose her with boards of cedar. 10 I am a wall, and my breasts like towers; Then I became in his eyes as one who found peace. 11 Solomon had a vineyard at Baal Hamon; He leased the vineyard to keepers; Everyone was to bring for its fruit a thousand silver coins. 12 My own vineyard is before me. You, O Solomon, may have a thousand, and those who tend its fruit two hundred. 13 You who dwell in the gardens, the companions listen for your voice- Let me hear it! 14 Make haste, my beloved, and be like a gazelle or a young stag on the mountains of spices.
I hope that if you have been with me through the book of Song of Songs that you have been blessed to see the great beauty of a pure a ...
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