Union and Communion Or, Thoughts on the Song of Solomon

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Cosimo, Inc., 1. apr 2007 - 96 pages
In this text first published in 1893, missionary James Hudson Taylor illuminates the Song of Solomon, dividing it into six sections, with glosses on the scripture throughout. He discusses how the Song shines light on aspects of faith, human experience, and the relationship to God and Christ. Both the longtime faithful and those new to the Bible can enjoy this lovely work, as it can both remind and teach anew. Even those familiar with the Song are sure to find new insight in this concise and clear book of teachings.British missionary JAMES HUDSON TAYLOR (1832-1905) founded the China Inland Mission and served there for five decades. He is considered one of the most successful and most significant missionaries of the 19th century.

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IV
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V
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VI
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VII
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VIII
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Page 31 - My beloved spake, and said unto me, Rise up, my love, my fair one, and come away. For, lo, the winter is past, The rain is over and gone ; The flowers appear on the earth ; The time of the singing of birds is come, And the voice of the turtle is heard in our land ; The fig tree putteth forth her green figs, And the vines with the tender grape give a good smell. Arise, my love, my fair one, and come away.
Page 36 - For the Lord God is a sun and shield: the Lord will give grace and glory: no good thing will he withhold from them that walk uprightly.
Page 30 - Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers. For what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness? And what communion hath light with darkness? And what concord hath Christ with Belial?
Page 44 - Thy plants are an orchard of pomegranates, with pleasant fruits, camphire, with spikenard, Spikenard and saffron; calamus and cinnamon, with all trees of frankincense; myrrh and aloes, with all the chief spices: A fountain of gardens, a well of living waters, and streams from Lebanon.
Page 2 - He that hath the bride is the bridegroom: but the friend of the bridegroom, which standeth and heareth him, rejoiceth greatly because of the bridegroom's voice: this my joy therefore is fulfilled. He must increase, but I must decrease.
Page 30 - Ye adulterers and adulteresses, know ye not that the friendship of the world is enmity with God? whosoever therefore will be a friend of the world is the enemy of God.
Page 56 - My beloved is gone down into his garden, to the beds of spices, To feed in the gardens, and to gather lilies.
Page 64 - Christ will come when a great multitude which no man can number, of all nations, and kindreds, and people, and tongues...
Page 35 - I will rise now, and go about the city In the streets, and in the broad ways I will seek him whom my soul loveth : I sought him, but I found him not.

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