Through the Streets and Squares I Will Seek Him Whom My Soul Loves

Sermon 76 on The Song of Songs

‘Through the streets and squares I will seek him whom my soul loves.' She still has the understanding of a child, and, I suppose, she imagines that when he had come forth from the tomb he would appear openly and continue to teach the people and heal the sick as before, and reveal his glory in Israel, so that those who promised to accept him if he came down from the cross might perhaps do so when he rose from the dead.

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