Introduction to Song of Solomon Chapter 4

In this chapter is contained a large commendation of the church's beauty by Christ; first, more particularly, by an enumeration of several parts, as her eyes, hair, teeth, lips, temples, neck, and breasts, Song of Solomon 4:1; and more generally, Song of Solomon 4:7; And having observed where he himself was determined to go, he invites her to go with him; which he enforces, partly from the danger she was exposed unto where she was Song of Solomon 4:6; and partly from the comeliness of her person and graces in his esteem; with which he was ravished, and therefore was extremely desirous of her company, Song of Solomon 4:9; And then enters into some new descriptions of her; as a garden and orchard, as a spring and fountain, Song of Solomon 4:12; all which she makes to be owing to him, Song of Solomon 4:15; And the chapter is closed with an order from Christ to the winds to blow on his garden, and cause the spices of it to flow out; and with an invitation of the church to Christ, to come into his garden, and relax there, Song of Solomon 4:16.