How we Ought to Judge Ourselves Lest we be Judged

Sermon 55 on The Song of Songs

‘My beloved is like a gazelle, or a fawn.' This refers to the preceding verse. She has just described him as leaping and bounding, so now she compares him to a gazelle or a fawn. Aptly, indeed, because this breed of animals leaps nimbly and runs swiftly. ...

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