Morning Reading: Wed, 20 Dec – Song of Solomon 5-6 ~ I am my beloved’s

Morning Reading

+ In the name of the Father, and the Son, and the Holy Spirit. Amen!

Opening – (Northumbria Community)

One thing I have asked of the Lord, this is what I seek: that I may dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of my life; to behold the beauty of the Lord and to seek Him in His temple.

Praise to You, Lord Jesus Christ, King of endless glory.

Please Read: Song of Solomon 5-6 (NLT) – click here

Reading Excerpts

Song of Solomon 5 (NLT) – Oh, lover and beloved, eat and drink! Yes, drink deeply of your love!

I slept, but my heart was awake, when I heard my lover knocking and calling: “Open to me, my treasure, my darling, my dove, my perfect one. My head is drenched with dew, my hair with the dampness of the night.”

But I responded, “I have taken off my robe. Should I get dressed again? I have washed my feet. Should I get them soiled?”

My lover tried to unlatch the door, and my heart thrilled within me.

I jumped up to open the door for my love, and my hands dripped with perfume. My fingers dripped with lovely myrrh as I pulled back the bolt. I opened to my lover, but he was gone! My heart sank. I searched for him but could not find him anywhere. I called to him, but there was no reply….

Make this promise, O women of Jerusalem—If you find my lover, tell him I am weak with love….

Song of Solomon 6 (NLT) – I am my lover’s, and my lover is mine.

You are beautiful, my darling…. Yes, as beautiful as Jerusalem, as majestic as an army with billowing banners….

Even among sixty queens and eighty concubines and countless young women, I would still choose my dove, my perfect one—the favorite of her mother, dearly loved by the one who bore her….

“Who is this, arising like the dawn, as fair as the moon, as bright as the sun, as majestic as an army with billowing banners?”
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“Comfort Ye My People” by Lamb – Joel Chernoff Messianic Jewish Music

No more will you turn to another for help | Nor will you turn to yourself, to yourself | Nor will you say, “Our God” to some other | For in Me you’ll find mercy, wo-o-o-o

I will heal your wrong ways | I will love you so freely | You will dwell beneath my shadow | I will be as the dew to my people | And they will blossom as the lilly, wo-o-o-o

Your beauty will be like the olive tree | Your fragrance as Lebanon, Lebanon | You will live as a well watered garden | And you will flourish like the vine, wo-o-o-o

I will heal your wrong ways | I will love you so freely | You will dwell beneath my shadow | I will be as the dew to my people | And they will blossom as the lilly, wo-o-o-o
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Blessing – (Northumbrian Community)

May the peace of the Lord Christ go with you, wherever He may send you. May He guide you through the wilderness, protect you through the storm. May He bring you home rejoicing at the wonders He has shown you. May He bring you home rejoicing once again into our doors.
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+ In the name of the Father, and the Son, and the Holy Spirit. Amen!



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