Bible: Song of Solomon 4:1-7
The Wedding Night: Praise of the Bride 1
4:1 The Lover to His Beloved:
Oh, you are beautiful!
Your eyes behind your veil are like doves. 4
Your hair is like a flock of female goats
descending 5 from Mount Gilead.
4:2 Your teeth are like a flock of newly-shorn sheep
coming up from the washing place; 6
each of them has a twin,
and not one of them is missing.
4:3 Your lips are like a scarlet thread; 7
your mouth is lovely.
Your forehead 8 behind your veil
is like a slice of pomegranate.
4:4 Your neck is like the tower 9 of David
built with courses of stones; 10
one thousand shields are hung on it –
all shields of valiant warriors. 11
4:5 Your two breasts are like two fawns,
twins of the gazelle
grazing among the lilies.
4:6 Until the dawn arrives 12
and the shadows flee,
I will go up to the mountain of myrrh,
and to the hill of frankincense.
4:7 You are altogether beautiful, my darling!
There is no blemish in you!