The Voice of the Beloved

Sermon 53 on The Song of Songs

‘The voice of my beloved.' When the bride becomes aware of the unusual shyness of the maidens, a timidity so respectful that they do not dare to intrude on her holy leisure, nor, unlike yesterday and the day before, presume to molest her in her contemplative repose, she recognizes it as the fruit of the bridegroom's care and service. ...

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