The Soul's Beauty - Its Dialogue with the Word

Sermon 44 on The Song of Songs

“My beloved is to me a cluster of grapes of Cyprus among the vines of En-gedi." If he is beloved, while on the myrrh-tree, how much more in the sweet cluster of grapes. My Lord Jesus dead is a myrrh-tree for me; risen, a cluster of grapes. He has given himself to me as the most wholesome of drinks, bringing tears in full measure. He died for our sins and rose for our justification, that we might die to sin and live in holiness. ...

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