Song of Songs Introduction

King Solomon wrote the Song of Songs, a love poem, probably in his younger years. It describes Solomon's love for his bride and her love for him.

Jewish writers believed the Song of Songs described God's love for Israel. Some Christian scholars believe it is a story of Christ's love for His Church. However, many of the verses are too explicit in their content for that to be the case. For example, verse 4 says, 'Take me away with you—let us hurry! Let the king bring me into his chambers. . . . How right they are to adore you.” In verse 10 Solomon says, 'Your cheeks are beautiful with earrings, your neck with strings of jewels.” These verses are too explicit not to be a conversation between two people who are in love with each other.

The characters in this poem of King Solomon are Solomon, his bride and a chorus of 'friends,” most likely young women of the court or of the royal city.

Volumes have been written about this book, but for this study I want to sum up the chapters as follows:

Chapter 1: The bride speaks of her love and devotion for her husband, the king.
Chapter 2: The bride delights in the love of her husband.
Chapter 3: The bride loses her husband and then finds him.
Chapter 4: The king describes his wife's beauty.
Chapter 5: The bride loses her husband again and describes him.
Chapter 6: The king and the friends recognize the bride as the most beautiful woman.
Chapter 7: The king and his bride describe their devotion to each other.
Chapter 8: The bride speaks of their unquenchable love.

God has seen fit to put this eight-chapter book in the Bible. Therefore, we should ask the Lord to guide us as we read it, so we will gain from it what He wants us to receive.

Read the poem carefully and fill in the blanks on the worksheet and on the 'Go to the Word” sheet. May God bless you as you study His Word.

Song of Songs Worksheet
Warren Simmons

King _______ wrote the Song of Songs, a ____ poem, probably in his younger years.
It describes Solomon's love for his _____ and her love for him.
Jewish writers believed the Song of Songs described God's love for ______.
Some Christian scholars believe it is a story of Christ's love for His ______.
The characters in this poem are Solomon, his bride and a chorus of '_______,” most likely young women of the court or of the royal city.
Chapter 1: The bride speaks of her ____ and devotion for her husband, the king.
Chapter 2: The bride delights in the love of her _______.
Chapter 3: The bride _____ her husband and then finds him.
Chapter 4: The king describes his wife's ______.
Chapter 5: The bride loses her husband again and _________ him.
Chapter 6: The king and the friends recognize the bride as the most _________ woman.
Chapter 7: The king and his bride describe their ________ to each other.
Chapter 8: The bride speaks of their unquenchable ____.
'Take me away with you—let us hurry! Let the king bring me into his ________. . . . How right they are to adore you” (1:4).
'Your cheeks are beautiful with ________, your neck with strings of jewels” (1:10).
'Come out, you daughters of Zion, and look at ____ _______ wearing the crown, the crown with which his mother crowned him on the day of his _______, the day his heart rejoiced” (3:11).

Memory Verse: 'Praise the LORD. Give thanks to the LORD, for he is good; his love endures forever” (Psalm 106:1).

Song of Songs
Go to the Word

Match each Scripture reference below with the correct verse, and then fill in the missing words.

Song of Songs 6:10    Song of Songs 2:1    Song of Songs 6:13
Song of Songs 8:7      Song of Songs 3:3    Song of Songs 4:10

'I am a ____ of Sharon, a lily of the valleys.”                                                 Song of Songs ______

'Come back, come back, O __________; come back that we may         Song of Songs ______
gaze on you!”

'How __________ is your love, my sister, my bride! How much             Song of Songs ______
more pleasing is your love than wine, and the fragrance of your
perfume than any spice!”

'Who is this that appears like the _____, fair as the moon, bright         Song of Songs ______
as the sun, majestic as the stars in procession?”

'The ________ found me as they made their rounds in the city.            Song of Songs ______
'Have you seen the one my heart loves?'”

'Many waters cannot _____ love; rivers cannot wash it away.                Song of Songs ______
If one were to give all the wealth of his house for love, it would
be utterly scorned.”