Rise up, my love

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Rise up, my love, my beautiful one,
And come away, for behold, the winter is past,
The rain is over and gone.
Flow'rs appear on the earth,
The time of singing has come,
And the voice of the turtle dove
Is heard in our land.
My beloved is mine,
And I am His,
He who feeds His flocks among the lilies.
'Til the day breaks,
And the shadows flee away,
Come my beloved,
Come my beloved!
Rise up, my love, my beautiful one
And come away, for behold, the winter is past,
The rain is over and gone.
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Kevin Lee

Dipolog City, Zamboanga Del Norte, Philippines

I love this because the Lord said, rise up my beautiful one, Amen!


Grace Wu

Anaheim, California, United States

I love to hear this song on the way to work in the morning. Oh! Lord, thank You for today that I can enjoy You again.


Sis LC

New Zealand

It is so sweet to hear this song again. the Song of Songs is truely a portrait of the believers' experience in Christ.

There was a period of time this year when I was singing this song over and over again. It was after a very dark period of time. It was my lowest valley, but the Lord drew me away. He told me to rise up, He called me 'my love', I was to Him the 'beautiful one'. He told me to come away. He told me that winter is past. Really, Lord? Has winter really past? He reassured me, again and again, that winter is past, the rain is over and gone.

I couldn't believe how the Lord loved me. After hating myself so much for what's been going on, after seeing how ugly I am and how disobedient I am, the Lord told me to come away. He didn't condemn me for what was going on. He just told me to come away. My Beloved is really sweet. He shepherded my soul in a very gentle way.

I learnt not to despise my low valleys. I will not question again whether that experience was necessary. It was a dark time. I was hopelessly veiled, and seemingly I have lost the Lord's presence. But also because of that the Lord became close to me. It was in this valley that the Lord became so sweet.


yunqin

Belfast, China

It is amazing...I feel so enjoyable.


Jenny

Malaysia

The Lord is encouraging us, in His appreciation of us, to rise up and come out of our low situation (our introspection of the self) to be with Him. The time of dormancy (winter) and trials (rain) is over and the time of resurrection (spring) is coming. Oh, rise up and come away! (Footnotes from RcV)


Jonathan

South Korea

Such a wonderul and intimate hymn.