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Song of Songs 8

The love of the Church to Christ.

Song of Songs 8:1 O that I might fynde the without & kysse ye, whom I loue as my brother which suckte my mothers brestes: & that thou woldest not be offended, Song of Songs 8:2 yf I toke the and brought the in to my mothers house: that thou mightest teach me, and that I might geue the drynke of spyced wyne and of the swete sappe of my pomgranates. Song of Songs 8:3 His left hande lyeth vnder my heade, & his right hande embraceth me. Song of Songs 8:4 I charge you (o ye daughters of Ierusale) that ye wake not vp my loue ner touch her, tyll she be content herself. Song of Songs 8:5 What is she this, that cometh vp from the wildernes, and leaneth vpon hir loue? I am the same that waked the vp amonge the aple trees, where thy mother beare ye, where yi mother brought the in to the worlde.

The vehemency of love.

Song of Songs 8:6 O set me as a seale vpo thine hert, and as a seale vpon thine arme: for loue is mightie as the death, & gelousy as the hell. Hir coales are of fyre, and a very flamme of the LORDE: Song of Songs 8:7 so yt many waters are not able to quench loue, nether maye ye streames drowne it. Yee yf a man wolde geue all the good of his house for loue, he shulde counte it nothinge.

The calling of the Gentiles.

Song of Songs 8:8 When oure loue is tolde oure yonge sister, whose brestes are not yet growne, what shal we do vnto her? Song of Songs 8:9 Yf she be a wall, we shal buylde a syluer bollworke there vpon: Yf she be a tower, we shal festen her with bordes of Cedre tre. Song of Songs 8:10 Yf I be a wall, & my brestes like towres, then am I as one that hath founde fauoure in his sight. Song of Songs 8:11 Salomon had a vynyarde at Baal Hamon, this vynyarde delyuered he vnto the kepers: yt euery one for the frute therof shulde geue him a thousande peces of syluer. Song of Songs 8:12 But my vynyarde (o Salomon) geueth the a thousande, and two hundreth to ye kepers of the frute. Song of Songs 8:13 Thou that dwellest in the gardens, O let me heare thy voyce, that my companyons maye herken to the same.

The Church prayeth for Christ's coming.

Song of Songs 8:14 O get the awaye (my loue) as a roo or a yonge hert vnto the swete smellinge moutaynes.

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