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How blessed and happy are the husband and wife who seek after one another in love.

BibleGateway: Song of Songs 2:8-3:5

ESV Text: Song of Songs 2:8-3:5

KJV Text:

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     8 The voice of my beloved! behold, he cometh leaping upon the mountains, skipping upon the hills. 9 My beloved is like a roe or a young hart: behold, he standeth behind our wall, he looketh forth at the windows, shewing himself through the lattice. 10 My beloved spake, and said unto me, Rise up, my love, my fair one, and come away. 11 For, lo, the winter is past, the rain is over and gone; 12 The flowers appear on the earth; the time of the singing of birds is come, and the voice of the turtle is heard in our land; 13 The fig tree putteth forth her green figs, and the vines with the tender grape give a good smell. Arise, my love, my fair one, and come away.

     14 O my dove, that art in the clefts of the rock, in the secret places of the stairs, let me see thy countenance, let me hear thy voice; for sweet is thy voice, and thy countenance is comely. 15 Take us the foxes, the little foxes, that spoil the vines: for our vines have tender grapes. 16 My beloved is mine, and I am his: he feedeth among the lilies. 17 Until the day break, and the shadows flee away, turn, my beloved, and be thou like a roe or a young hart upon the mountains of Bether.(KJV)

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     1 By night on my bed I sought him whom my soul loveth: I sought him, but I found him not. 2 I will rise now, and go about the city in the streets, and in the broad ways I will seek him whom my soul loveth: I sought him, but I found him not. 3 The watchmen that go about the city found me: to whom I said, Saw ye him whom my soul loveth? 4 It was but a little that I passed from them, but I found him whom my soul loveth: I held him, and would not let him go, until I had brought him into my mother’s house, and into the chamber of her that conceived me. 5 I charge you, O ye daughters of Jerusalem, by the roes, and by the hinds of the field, that ye stir not up, nor awake my love, till he please.(KJV)

Hymn: TLH 621 (LSB 858):
O Father, All Creating — Organ Audio

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1. O Father, all creating, 
Whose wisdom, love, and power 
First bound two lives together 
In Eden’s primal hour, 
Today to these Thy children 
Thine earliest gifts renew,– 
A home by Thee made happy, 
A love by Thee kept true. 

2. O Savior, Guest most bounteous 
Of old in Galilee, 
Voucesafe today Thy presence 
With these who call on Thee. 
Their store of earthly gladness 
Transform to heavenly wine 
And teach them, in the testing, 
To know the gift is Thine. 

3. O Spirit of the Father, 
Breathe on them from above, 
So mighty in Thy pureness, 
So tender in Thy love, 
That, guarded by Thy presence, 
From sin and strife kept free, 
Their lives may own Thy guidance, 
Their hearts be ruled by Thee. 

4. Except Thou build it, Father, 
The house is built in vain; 
Except Thou, Savior, bless it, 
The joy will turn to pain. 
But naught can break the marriage 
Of hearts in Thee made one, 
And love Thy Spirit hallows 
Is endless love begun. Amen.