My Beloved

Hear, my friends, as I describe the one I love above all else.

Since you asked, now let me answer, telling some of what I’ve felt.

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He is better than ten thousand: radiant, ruddy, head to toe.

Well endowed of mind and spirit. Curly raven-tresses grow.

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Shining eyes gaze out in wonder over cheeks of sheer delight.

Lips as lilies, arms of gold, a body no one could dislike.

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Legs like columns, feet of gold, a mountain with the finest wood.

As he speaks, I more desire him. One like him would do you good.

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Photo:  by  HUST WILSON on Unsplash

Source:  Song of Solomon 5:9-16

Text:  David Alexander, 2021   CC BY-SA

Tune:  Batty:  Public Domain

Score: https://www.smallchurchmusic.com/Score_PDF/SweetTheMoments-Batty.pdf    

Audio:  www.smallchurchmusic.com  Used by Permission.

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