Song of Solomon

Self-Humbling and Self-Searching

January 14, 2018

Self-Humbling and Self-Searching   "Look not upon me, because I am black, because the sun hath looked upon me: my mother's children were angry with me, they made me the keeper of the vineyards; but mine own vineyard have I not kept."—Song of Solomon 1:6        Whence do I draw my text but from the very fountain …

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The Church As She Should Be

January 9, 2018

The Church As She Should Be   "Thou art beautiful, O my love as Tirzah, comely as Jerusalem, terrible as an army with banners."—Song of Solomon 6:4        There are various estimates of the Christian church. Some think everything of her; some think nothing of her; and probably neither opinion is worth the breath which utters it. …

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The Roes and the Hinds

January 1, 1970

The Roes and the Hinds    “By the roes, and by the hinds of the field.”— Solomon’s Song ii. 7.   THE spouse was in the full enjoyment of fellowship with her Beloved. Her joy was so great as almost to overpower her, and yet, so nearly does fear tread upon the heels of joy, she was filled with …

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Loved and Loving

January 1, 1970

Loved and Loving    “M y beloved is mine, and I am bis: he feedeth among the lilies.”— Song of Solomon ii. 16.   MY BELOVED,— this is a sweet name which our love takes liberty to apply to the Lord Jesus. His inexpressible beauty has won our affection, and we cannot help loving him whatever may come of …

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The Memory of Christ’s Love

November 2, 1890

The Memory of Christ’s Love   “We will remember thy love more than wine: the upright love thee.”— Song of Solomon i. 4.   I DO not think I can preach to-night; I feel so weary, and worn, and ill. Still, I can talk to you a little concerning the great love of Christ. If I were dying, I …

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Come, My Beloved!

March 4, 1888

Come, My Beloved!   “Make haste, my beloved, and be thou like to a roe or to a young hart upon the mountains of spices.” — Solomon’s Song viii. 14.   THE Song of Songs describes the love of Jesus Christ to his people, and it ends with an intense desire on the part of the Church that the …

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My Beloved is Mine

September 11, 1887

My Beloved is Mine   “My beloved is mine, and I am his.” —Song of Solomon ii. 16.   THIS is a versicle from the Song of Songs, and I do not hesitate to say that it is the soul and heart of that divine composition. The bride dressed in her richest poesy wears no jewel more precious than …

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The Lord’s Own View of His Church and People

April 7, 1887

The Lord’s Own View of His Church and People   “A garden inclosed is my sister, my spouse; a spring shut up, a fountain sealed.” — Song of Solomon iv. 12.   WE understand this sacred love-song to be a Canticle of Communion between the Lord Jesus Christ and his church. He is the Bridegroom, and she the bride. …

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Love Joying in Love.

January 9, 1887

Love Joying in Love.   “I am come into my garden, my sister, my spouse: I have gathered my myrrh with my spice; I have eaten my honeycomb with my honey; I have drunk my wine with my milk: eat, O friends; drink, yea, drink abundantly, O beloved.”— Song of Solomon, v. 1.   No sooner does the spouse …

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Grace for Communion

January 2, 1887

Grace for Communion   “Awake, O north wind; and come, thou south; blow upon my garden, that the spices thereof may flow out. Let my beloved come into his garden, and eat his pleasant fruits.”— Song of Solomon iv. 16.   THE soul of the believer is the garden of the Lord. Within it are rare plants, such as …

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