The Time of Singing Has Come

Dawn on the Sea of Galilee
Dawn on the Sea of Galilee

I woke early and went down to the lake. In the spring, Israel is full of migrating birds who greet the dawn with song. Their singing is like a great chorus in a sky-domed cathedral giving glory to God as the light grows brighter.

My beloved spoke, and said to me:
“Rise up, my love, my fair one,
And come away.
 For lo, 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 turtledove
Is heard in our land.
 The fig tree puts forth her green figs,
And the vines with the tender grapes
Give a good smell.
Rise up, my love, my fair one,
And come away!

(Song of Solomon 2)

8 thoughts on “The Time of Singing Has Come

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