Like an apple tree among the trees of the forest is my lover among the young men. I delight to sit in his shade, and his fruit is sweet to my taste. He has taken me to the banquet hall, and his banner over me is love. Strengthen me with raisins, refresh me with apples, for I am faint with love. For many waters cannot quench love and rivers cannot wash it away.
This is the day (19th June 2021) that the Lord has made…I will rejoice and be glad in it for I have found the one whom my soul loves! Henceforth, I am my beloved’s and my beloved is mine! Indeed, two are better than one, because they have a good return for their labor: If either of them falls down, one can help the other up…also, if two lie down together, they will keep warm. But how can one keep warm alone?
Place me like a seal over your heart, like a seal on your arm; for love is as strong as death, its jealousy unyielding as the grave. It burns like blazing fire, like a mighty flame.
I will forever hold you in my heart, for we have shared together God’s blessings…where you go I will go; and where you stay I will stay. Your people will be my people and your God my God…for it was not into my ear you whispered, but into my heart. It was not my lips you kissed, but my soul…