T039 Quam pulchra es

Standardised text incipit: 
Quam pulchra es
Reference sources: 

Full text: I-Mfd 1, ff. 134v-135r; I-Mfd 2, ff. 48v-49r; I-Mfd [4], ff. 132v-133r
Translation: standard King James

Full text: 

Quam pulchra es et quam decora, carissima, in deliciis tuis. Statura tua assimilata est palmae et ubera tua botrus. Caput tuum ut carmelus, collum tuum sicut turris eburnea. Veni, dilecte mi, egrediamur in agrum et videamus si flores fructus parturierunt, si floruerunt mala punica. Ibi dabo tibi ubera mea.

English translation: 

How fair and how pleasant art thou, O love, for delights! This thy stature is like to a palm tree, and thy breasts to clusters of grapes. Thine head upon thee is like Carmel, Thy neck is as a tower of ivory. Come, my beloved, let us go forth into the field; let us see if the tender grape appear, and the pomegranates bud forth: there will I give thee my loves.