Veni dilecte mi

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Source of text: Song of Songs 7:11-12, 4:11a and 8:6a.

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Latin.png Latin text

Prima pars

7:11  Veni dilecte mi, egrediamur in agrum, commoremur in villis,
7:12  Mane surgamus ad vineas. Videamus si floruit vinea, si flores
fructus parturiunt, si floruerunt mala punica.
Ibi dabo tibi ubera mea.

Secunda pars

4:11a  Favus distillans labia tua, [dilecte mi], mel et lac
sub lingua tua.
8:6a  Pone me ut signaculum super cor tuum,
quia fortis est ut mors dilectio, dura sicut infernus aemulatio.

English.png English translation

Prima pars

7:11  Come, my beloved, let us go forth into the field, let us abide in the villages.
7:12  Let us get up early to the vineyards, let us see if the vineyard flourish, if the flowers
be ready to bring forth fruits, if the pomegranates flourish:
there will I give thee my breasts.

Secunda pars

4:11a  Thy lips, my spouse, are as a dropping honeycomb, [my beloved] honey and milk are under thy tongue;
8:6a  Put me as a seal upon thy heart, as a seal upon thy arm,
for love is strong as death, jealousy as hard as hell.
(Douai-Rheims)

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