THE JOY AND ECSTASY OF LOVE (SONG OF SOLOMON 4:1-7 MSG)
|This poem describes the joy and ecstasy of love. It has been understood both as a picture of God’s love for Israel and of Christ‘s love for the Church. We all have past experiences and present concerns that can stand in the way of loving another and feeling fully loved. However, when we read this poem we will discover none of that, because this poem embraces the deep compassion that a man feels for his lady.|
You’re so beautiful, my darling, so beautiful, and your dove eyes are veiled
by your hair as it flows and shimmers,
like a flock of goats in the distance
streaming down a hillside in the sunshine.
Your smile is generous and full—
expressive and strong and clean.
Your lips are jewel red,
your mouth elegant and inviting,
your veiled cheeks soft and radiant.
The smooth, lithe lines of your neck
command notice—all heads turn in awe and admiration!
Your breasts are like fawns,
twins of a gazelle, grazing among the first spring flowers.
The sweet, fragrant curves of your body,
the soft, spiced contours of your flesh
Invite me, and I come. I stay
until dawn breathes its light and night slips away.
You’re beautiful from head to toe, my dear love,
beautiful beyond compare, absolutely flawless.