The Song of Solomon 2:8-17 is all about allowing yourself to be connected! Although a slightly longer and wordier wedding reading, it is so poetic and beautiful. This might be one of our favourite wedding reading choices from the Bible. Calling this reading a love song actually makes way more sense! We interpret this Song of Solomon 2:8-17 reading as a lyrical verse dedicated to the sensual and sexual love between a couple. It’s all about celebrating physical love and being so devoted to someone you almost become one. We have a printable PDF version if you’d like to download this wedding reading.

Song of Solomon 2:8-17

The voice of my beloved!
Look, he comes,
leaping upon the mountains,
bounding over the hills.
My beloved is like a gazelle
or a young stag.
Look, there he stands
behind our wall,
gazing in at the windows,
looking through the lattice.
My beloved speaks and says to me:
‘Arise, my love, my fair one,
and come away;
for now the winter is past,
the rain is over and gone.
The flowers appear on the earth;
the time of singing has come,
and the voice of the turtle-dove
is heard in our land.
The fig tree puts forth its figs,
and the vines are in blossom;
they give forth fragrance.
Arise, my love, my fair one,
and come away.
O my dove, in the clefts of the rock,
in the covert of the cliff,
let me see your face,
let me hear your voice;
for your voice is sweet,
and your face is lovely.
Catch us the foxes,
the little foxes,
that ruin the vineyards—
for our vineyards are in blossom.’

My beloved is mine and I am his;
he pastures his flock among the lilies.
Until the day breathes
and the shadows flee,
turn, my beloved, be like a gazelle
or a young stag on the cleft mountains.

My Beloved is mine and I am his

Has the Song of Solomon 2:8-17 wedding reading got you feeling the romance? Choose it for your ceremony reading!

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If you choose Song of Solomon 2:8-17 as your wedding reading, you're well on your way to a fabulous wedding ceremony. Another thing you need to consider with your wedding ceremony is how you will decorate. Here are 32 aisle decoration ideas! What about altar decorations? Our personal fave way to decorate the wedding altar is with modern flower column arrangements.

Leah Blundell

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