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Friday, 14 June 2024 - Sant´ Eliseo ( Letture di oggi)

Canticle of Canticles 1


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1Bride: "May he kiss me with the kiss of his mouth."2Groom to Bride: "So much better than wine are your breasts, fragranced with the finest perfumes."3Bride to Groom: "Your name is oil that has been poured out; therefore, the maidens have loved you. Draw me forward."4Chorus to Bride: "We will run after you in the odor of your perfumes."5Bride to Chorus: "The king has led me into his storerooms."6Chorus to Bride: "We will exult and rejoice in you, remembering your breasts above wine."7Groom to Bride: "The righteous love you."8Bride to Chorus: "O daughters of Jerusalem: I am black, but shapely, like the tabernacles of Kedar, like the tents of Solomon."9"Do not be concerned that I am dark, for the sun has changed my color."10"The sons of my mother have fought against me. They have made me the keeper of the vineyards. My own vineyard I have not kept."11Bride to Groom: "Reveal to me, you whom my soul loves, where you pasture, where you recline at midday, lest I begin to wander after the flocks of your companions."12Groom to Bride: "If you yourself do not know, O most beautiful among women, then go out and follow after the steps of the flocks, and pasture your young goats beside the tabernacles of the shepherds."13"O my love, I have compared you to my company of horsemen against the chariots of Pharaoh."14"Your cheeks are beautiful, like those of a turtledove. Your neck is like a bejeweled collar."15Chorus to Bride: "We will fashion for you chains of gold, accented with reddened silver."16Groom to Bride: "The timbers of our houses are of cedar; our ceilings are of cypress."