The Song of Songs
Off the Shepherd went, leaping on the mountains and skipping on the hills, with Grace and Glory (formerly called Much Afraid) following close behind, and the beautiful figures of Peace and Joy (formerly called Suffering and Sorrow) springing at her side.
As they went she sang this song:
Set me as a seal upon thine heart,
Thou Love more strong than death,
That I may feel through every part
Thy burning, fiery breath,
And then like wax held in the flame,
May take the imprint of thy Name.
Set me as a seal upon thine arm,
Thou Love that bursts the grave,
Thy coals of fire can never harm,
But only purge and save.
Thou jealous Love, thou burning Flame,
Oh, burn out all unlike thy Name!
The floods can never drown thy love,
Nor weaken thy desire,
The rains may deluge from above,
But never quench thy fire.
Make soft my heart in thy strong flame,
To take the imprint of thy Name.
Hannah Hurnard, Hinds Feet on High Places