'My Dove in the Clefts of the Rock'

Sermon 61 on The Song of Songs

'Arise my love, my bride, and come.' The bridegroom draws attention to the greatness of his love by repeating words of love. Now repetition is the sign of affection, and since he again invites his beloved to work on the vines, he shows his concern for the salvation of souls. ...

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