leaping upon the mountains, bounding over the hills.
My beloved speaks and says to me: “Arise, my love, my fair one, and come away;
let me see your face, let me hear your voice, for your voice is sweet, and your face is comely.
My beloved is mine and I am his.
Set me as a seal upon your heart,
as a seal upon your arm; for love is strong as death, jealousy is cruel as the grave. Its flashes are flashes of fire, a most vehement flame.
Many waters cannot quench love,neither can floods drown it.
(Song of Solomon 2: 8-10,14,16a. 8:6-7a)