Dilectus meus loquitur mihi

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General information

Source of text is Song of Solomon 2:10–13 and has much material in common with Surge, propera amica mea, albeit with a different starting point.
See also My beloved spake for settings in English.

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Text and translations

Latin.png Latin text

10  [En] Dilectus meus loquitur mihi: Surge propera, amica mea, formosa mea et veni
11  Jam enim hiems transiit, imber abiit et recessit.
12a  Flores apparuerunt in terra, tempus putationis advenit.
12b  Vox turturis audita est in terra nostra;
13a  Ficus protulit grossos suos; vineae florentes dederunt odorem suum.
13b Surge , amica mea, speciosa mea, et veni.

English.png English translation

10  My beloved spake and said unto me: rise, my love, my dove, my fair one, and come away;
11  for lo, the winter is past, the rain is over and gone.
12a  The flowers appear on the earth; the time of the singing of birds has come,
12b  and the voice of the turtle is heard in our land.
13a  The fig tree putteth forth her green figs, and the vines with the tender grape give a good smell.
13b Arise, my love, my fair one, and come away.