3 1 The Church desireth to be joined inseparably to Christ her husband. 6 Her deliverance out of the wilderness.
1 In my bed by [a]night I sought him that my soul loved: I sought him, but I found him not.
2 I will rise therefore now, and go about in the city, by the streets, and by the open places, and will [b]seek him that my soul loveth: I sought him, but I found him not.
3 The [c]watchmen that went about the city, found me: to whom I said, Have you seen him whom my soul loveth?
4 When I had passed a little from them, then I found him whom my soul loved: I took hold on him, and left him not, till I had brought him unto my mother’s house, into the chamber of her that conceived me.
Song of Solomon 3:1The Church by night, that is, in troubles, seeketh to Christ, but is not incontinently heard.
Song of Solomon 3:2Showing that although we be not heard at the first, yet we must still continue in prayer, till we feel comfort.
Song of Solomon 3:3Which declareth that we must seek unto all of whom we hope to have any succor.
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