Resources from Song of Solomon

A Refreshing Canticle.

Dec 9 THE Hebrew word for “love” here is in the plural: “We will remember thy loves.” Think not, however, that the love of Jesus is divided, but know that it hath different channels of manifestation. All the affections that Christ hath, he bestows upon his Church; and these are so varied that they may well be called “loves” rather than “love.” The Septuagint translation is, “We will remember thy breasts.” Bossuet, and many...

Song of Solomon 1:4

Love to Jesus

Sep 30 IF the life of a Christian may be compared to a sacrifice, then humility digs the foundation for the altar; prayer brings the unhewn stones and piles them one upon the other; penitence fills the trench round about the altar with water; obedience lays the wood in order; faith pleads the Jehovah-jireh, and places the victim upon the altar; but the sacrifice even then is incomplete, for where is the...

Song of Solomon 1:7

Christ’s Love for His Vineyard

Jul 6 You are aware that these Canticles are responsive songs, — that one sentence is uttered by Solomon, and the next by Solyma, his spouse. We believe that, in this “Song of Songs, which is Solomon’s,” we also hear Christ speaking to his Church, his bride, and the Church responding to his words of love in tones which his love has suggested to her. The fact that it is a responsive...

Song of Solomon 8:12

Christ's Estimate of His People

Jan 23    I shall not, this evening, attempt to prove that the Song of Solomon has a spiritual meaning. I am sure it has. It has been frequently said, and, I believe, has commonly been thought, that this song was originally written by Solomon upon his marriage with Pharaoh's daughter. Now I am as sure as I am of my own existence, that this is one of the grossest mistakes that...

Song of Solomon 4:10-11