Love is a maximum

I feel a bit silly posting this, but we were looking at Song of Songs in Old Testament today (:P for once the class was interesting – and yes we did do other stuff!) and it reminded me of this song… The words are I’m pretty sure taken straight or almost out of Song of Songs.

Arise, my love, my lovely one come,
Winter is past and the rains are gone.
The flowers appear, it’s the season of song,
My beautiful one, arise and come with me.

Who is it that appears like the dawn?
As fair as the moon, as bright as the sun?
Show me your face, let me hear your voice.
My beautiful one, arise and come with me.

Set me like a seal on your heart,
For love is unyielding as the grave.
The flash of it is a jealous fire,
No flood can quench,
For love is as strong as death.

Arise my love and come with me
Before the dawn breaks and the shadows flee.
You ravished my heart with just one glance
My beautiful one, arise and come with me.

Do not arose or awaken love
Until it so desires.

Arise, my love, my lovely one come,
The Winter is past and the rains are gone.
The flowers appear, it’s season of song,
My beautiful one, arise and come with me.

I am my love’s, my beloved is mine.
Arise and come with me.

-Michael Card

Some of the responses when we were discussing it (Song of Songs) were interesting.
One girl J hadn’t ever realised what it was about and her surprise 😛
Sam(antha) has always taken the thing very allegorically or whatever you call that, of it being God and the church. Yes there are some elements of that. But what a beautiful picture of love. The celebration and perfection of love, sex etc… appropriate love. How real.

“When you drop a lot of the connotations, word’s like intimacy can only be described as heavily beautiful”

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