By k night on my bed I sought the one I love;
I sought him, but I did not find him. 2 "I will rise now," I said,
"And go about the city;
In the streets and in the squares
I will seek the one I love."
I sought him, but I did not find him. 3 l The watchmen who go about the city found me;
"Have you seen the one I love?" 4 Scarcely had I passed by them,
When I found the one I love.
I held him and would not let him go,
Until I had brought him to the m house of my mother,
And into the 1 chamber of her who conceived me. 5 n I 2 charge you, O daughters of Jerusalem,
By the gazelles or by the does of the field,
Do not stir up nor awaken love
Until it pleases.