A lily of the valleys. \\ \\
2:2As a lily among thorns,
So is my love among the daughters. \\ \\
2:3As the apple-tree among the trees of the wood,
So is my beloved among the sons.
I sat down under his shadow with great delight,
And his fruit was sweet to my taste.
2:4He brought me to the banqueting-house,
And his banner over me was love.
2:5Stay ye me with raisins, refresh me with apples;
2:7I adjure you, O daughters of Jerusalem,
By the roes, or by the hinds of the field,
That ye stir not up, nor awake my love,
Until he please. \\ \\
2:8The voice of my beloved! behold, he cometh,
Leaping upon the mountains,
Skipping upon the hills.
2:9My beloved is like a roe or a young hart:
Behold, he standeth behind our wall;
He looketh in at the windows;
He glanceth through the lattice. \\ \\
2:10My beloved spake, and said unto me,
Rise up, my love, my fair one, and come away.
2:11For, lo, the winter is past;
The rain is over and gone;
2:12The flowers appear on the earth;
And the voice of the turtle-dove is heard in our land;
2:13The fig-tree ripeneth her green figs,
And the vines are in blossom;
They give forth their fragrance.
Arise, my love, my fair one, and come away.
2:14O my dove, that art in the clefts of the rock,
In the covert of the steep place,
Let me see thy countenance,
Let me hear thy voice;
For sweet is thy voice, and thy countenance is comely. \\ \\
2:15Take us the foxes, the little foxes,
That spoil the vineyards;
For our vineyards are in blossom.
2:16My beloved is mine, and I am his:
He feedeth his flock among the lilies.
2:17Until the day be cool, and the shadows flee away,
Turn, my beloved, and be thou like a roe or a young hart
Upon the mountains of Bether.