Song of Solomon

Loved and Loving

Jun 22

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 Roes and the Hinds

Jun 22

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 …

Song of Solomon:2:7

The Church’s Love to Her Loving Lord

Jun 22

The Church's Love to Her Loving Lord   “Tell me, O thou whom my soul loveth, where thou feedest, where thou makest thy flock to rest at noon: for why should I be as one that turneth aside by the flocks of thy companions?” — *Canticles 1:7.        We shall need to lift up our hearts to God and …

Song of Solomon:1:7

Self-Humbling and Self-Searching

Jan 14

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

Jan 09

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. …

Song of Solomon:6:4

The Memory of Christ’s Love

Nov 02

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 …

Song of Solomon:1:4

Come, My Beloved!

Mar 04

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

Sep 11

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 …

Song of Solomon:2:16

The Lord’s Own View of His Church and People

Apr 07

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.

Jan 09

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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