A (1,2) I am the rose of Sharon, and the lily of the valleys. As the lily among thorns, so is my love among the daughters.
B (3) As 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.
C (4) He brought me to the banqueting house, and his banner over me was love.
B’ (5) Stay me with flagons, comfort me with apples: for I am sick of love. 6 His left hand is under my head, and his right hand doth embrace me. I charge you
A’ 7, O ye daughters of Jerusalem, by the roes, and by the hinds of the field, that ye stir not up, nor awake my love, till he please.