Daughters of Jerusalem

Daughters of Jerusalem, while asleep I dreamed.

My heart woke to hear my love, nearer than he seemed.

“Open to me now,” he begged. I am wet with dew;

through this night, O my delight, I’ve been wanting you.”

 —–

I’d undressed and washed my feet, I should not arise.

He expressed his own deep need, bid my compromise.

My de-si-re won the fight, and I soon lay hold

of the slipp’ry liquid myrrh, on that sturdy bolt.

—–

Swiftly as he came, he left, and could not be found.

Neither had the guards I asked, seen him on their rounds.

They abused this barefoot girl. I was treated rough.

If you find him, sisters, say, “I am faint with love.”

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Photo:  by  Bruce Christianson on Unsplash

Source:  Song of Solomon 5:2-8

Text:  David Alexander, 2021   CC BY-SA

Tune:  Glorification:  Public Domain

Score:  https://www.smallchurchmusic.com/Score_PDF-2010/FatherLetMe-Glorification.pdf     

Audio:  www.smallchurchmusic.com  Used by Permission.