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Mine own Belovèd's voice! - "The voice of my Belovèd"
(Hannah K. Burlingham/Johannes Thomas Rüegg)

"The voice of my Belovèd."

(Song of Solomon 8,13-14)

1. Mine own Belovèd's voice!
  'Tis this I wait to hear;
no earthborn music half so choice,
  no other tones so dear.

2. He soon will come again!
  I shall his glory see.
He came long since in grief and pain,
  to seek and ransom me.

3. He left his royal throne,
  to free the captive slave;
he found me – marked me for his own:
  oh what a price he gave!

4. The costly price of blood
  delivered me from hell;
and made my title clear and good,
  with him on high to dwell.

5. His love as death is strong,
  like ocean's rolling tide;
and loving him I pant and long
  to shelter at his side.

6. Far more his heart doth yearn
  to call his exile home;
a few short hours he will return,
  and I no more shall roam.

7. Within his garden fair,
  the milk-white lilies grow;
"a little while" he tarries where
  yon living waters flow.

8. Make haste, Beloved, make haste!
  Desire my spirit thrills:
apart from thee the world's a waste,
  come quickly o'er the hills!

Hannah K. Burlingham, Wayside Songs, 1901, 162-163.

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