1-I am the rose of Sharon, the lily of the val eys. 2-As a lily among the thistles, so is my beloved among girls. 3-As an apple tree among the trees of the wood, so is my love among young men. In his delightful shadeI sit, and his fruit is sweet to my taste. 4He has taken me to his cel ar, and his banner over me is love. 5Feed me with raisin cakes, restore me with apples, for I am sick with love. 6His left arm is under my head, his right embraces me. 7-I charge you, daughters of Jerusalem, by al gazel es and wild does, do not rouse, do not wake mybeloved before she pleases. 8BELOVED: I hear my love. See how he comes leaping on the mountains, bounding over the hills. 9My love is like a gazel e, like a young stag. See where he stands behind our wal . He looks in at thewindow, he peers through the opening. 10My love lifts up his voice, he says to me, 'Come then, my beloved, my lovely one, come. 11For see, winter is past, the rains are over and gone. 12'Flowers are appearing on the earth. The season of glad songs has come, the cooing of the turtledoveis heard in our land. 13The fig tree is forming its first figs and the blossoming vines give out their fragrance. Come then, mybeloved, my lovely one, come. 14'My dove, hiding in the clefts of the rock, in the coverts of the cliff, show me your face, let me hear yourvoice; for your voice is sweet and your face is lovely.' 15Catch the foxes for us, the little foxes that make havoc of the vineyards, for our vineyards are in fruit. 16My love is mine and I am his. He pastures his flock among the lilies. 17Before the day-breeze rises, before the shadows flee, return! Be, my love, like a gazel e, like a youngstag, on the mountains of Bether.