Arise My Love

Beers + Ukelele + Andriod Equivalent of iPadCathartic singing over Leffe and Hogaarden beers last Saturday. At some point in the night, someone requested the song he sang to his wife at his wedding. I didn’t recognise it, having been in the wedding photog zone at the relevant time. A good opportunity to be introduced to it. To someone usually leery of lomantic lyrics, this was incredibly beautiful – probably because Michael Card’s lyrics were based on verses from the Song of Songs, itself an intriguingly lovely book of the Bible – intriguing not least because Solomon himself had many wives, and lovely because God describes himself in the Old Testament as a husband to Israel his wife, and in the New Testament (eg. Ephesians 5) Paul tells us that Jesus, being God, has this same intimate relationship with his church.


Arise, My Love
by Michael Card

Arise, my love, my lovely one come,
The winter is past and the rains are gone.
The flowers appear, it’s the season of song,
My beautiful one, arise and come with me.

Who is it that appears like the dawn?
As fair as the moon, as bright as the sun?
Show me your face, let me hear your voice.
My beautiful one, arise and come with me.

Set me like a seal on your heart,
For love is unyielding as the grave.
The flash of it is a jealous fire,
No flood can quench,
For love is as strong as death.

Arise my love and come with me
Before the dawn breaks and the shadows flee.
You ravished my heart with just one glance
My beautiful one, arise and come with me.

Set me like a seal on your heart,
For love is unyielding as the grave.
The flash of it is a jealous fire,
No flood can quench,
For love is as strong as death.

Do not arouse or awaken love
Until it so desires.

Arise, my love, my lovely one come,
The winter is past and the rains are gone.
The flowers appear, it’s season of song,
My beautiful one, arise and come with me.
I am my love’s, my beloved is mine.
Arise and come with me.

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