“ My beloved has gone down to his garden, To the beds of balsam, To pasture his flock in the gardens And gather lilies.
“His cheeks are like a bed of balsam, Banks of sweet-scented herbs; His lips are lilies Dripping with liquid myrrh.
“Tell me, O you whom my soul loves, Where do you pasture your flock, Where do you make it lie down at noon? For why should I be like one who veils herself Beside the flocks of your companions?”
“ I am the rose of Sharon, The lily of the valleys.”
“A garden locked is my sister, my bride, A rock garden locked, a spring sealed up.
“I went down to the orchard of nut trees To see the blossoms of the valley, To see whether the vine had budded Or the pomegranates had bloomed.
Like a shepherd He will tend His flock, In His arm He will gather the lambs And carry them in His bosom; He will gently lead the nursing ewes.
The righteous man perishes, and no man takes it to heart; And devout men are taken away, while no one understands. For the righteous man is taken away from evil,
“And the Lord will continually guide you, And satisfy your desire in scorched places, And give strength to your bones; And you will be like a watered garden, And like a spring of water whose waters do not fail.
For as the earth brings forth its sprouts, And as a garden causes the things sown in it to spring up, So the Lord God will cause righteousness and praise To spring up before all the nations.
“Then I will set over them one shepherd, My servant David, and he will feed them; he will feed them himself and be their shepherd.
“The Lord your God is in your midst, A victorious warrior. He will exult over you with joy, He will be quiet in His love, He will rejoice over you with shouts of joy.
For where two or three have gathered together in My name, I am there in their midst.”
teaching them to observe all that I commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.”
Jesus *said to them, “My food is to do the will of Him who sent Me and to accomplish His work.
If I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and receive you to Myself, that where I am, there you may be also.
Father, I desire that they also, whom You have given Me, be with Me where I am, so that they may see My glory which You have given Me, for You loved Me before the foundation of the world.
For to me, to live is Christ and to die is gain.
But we do not want you to be uninformed, brethren, about those who are asleep, so that you will not grieve as do the rest who have no hope.
for the Lamb in the center of the throne will be their shepherd, and will guide them to springs of the water of life; and God will wipe every tear from their eyes.”