I sleep, but my heart waketh: it is
the voice of my beloved that knocketh, saying
, Open to me, my sister, my love, my dove, my undefiled: for my head is filled with dew, and
my locks with the drops of the night.
I have put off my coat; how shall I put it on? I have washed my feet; how shall I defile them?
My beloved put in his hand by the hole of the door
, and my bowels were moved for him.
I rose up to open to my beloved; and my hands dropped with
myrrh, and my fingers with
sweet smelling myrrh, upon the handles of the lock.
I opened to my beloved; but my beloved had withdrawn himself, and
was gone: my soul failed when he spake: I sought him, but I could not find him; I called him, but he gave me no answer.