No wonder the maidens love You!
(James Durham, "The Song of Solomon")
"Let Him kiss me with the kisses of His mouth;
for Your love is more delightful than wine!
Pleasing is the fragrance of Your perfumes;
Your name is like perfume poured out.
No wonder the maidens love You!"
Song of Solomon 1:2-3
Believers are not soon satisfied in expressing Christ's
worth. Christ, and all that is in Him, is as refreshing as
a box that is full of the most precious perfume. Christ
is well stored with grace; it is poured into His lips.
This fragrance of Christ's graces is not felt by everyone.
The box of His perfumes is not open to all, but only to
those who believe; for to them He is precious, and
everything that is in Him is most cordial and fragrant
to the believer. "Yes, He is very precious to you who
believe!" 1 Peter 2:7
The more Christ and His worth is known, it will fragrance
the better, and be the more refreshing; for it is His name
which is this perfume. Christ, in His excellent worth, is
unknown to the world. They do not inquire into this
fragrant name. But if He were once known, they would
find in Him, that which would make them give over their
other unprofitable pursuits, and pant after Him!
"My Lover is radiant and dazzling, better than ten
thousand others!" Song of Solomon 5:10
"His mouth is sweetness itself! He is altogether lovely!
This is my Lover, this my Friend!" Song of Solomon 5:16