Song of Solomon 2:8-13: Arise, My Love

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Song of Solomon 2:8-13 (NRSV)

8 The voice of my beloved!
Look, he comes,
leaping upon the mountains,
bounding over the hills.
9 My beloved is like a gazelle
or a young stag.
Look, there he stands
behind our wall,
gazing in at the windows,
looking through the lattice.
10 My beloved speaks and says to me:
“Arise, my love, my fair one,
and come away;
11 for now the winter is past,
the rain is over and gone.
12 The flowers appear on the earth;
the time of singing has come,
and the voice of the turtledove
is heard in our land.
13 The fig tree puts forth its figs,
and the vines are in blossom;
they give forth fragrance.
Arise, my love, my fair one,
and come away.

Queries:
How does this text speak to you about romantic love?
How does this text speak to you about God’s love?
How does this text speak to you about love between friends?
How does this text speak to you about love for anyone in need?

 

 

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