6 0 6 0 0 6:2 My beloved is gone down into his garden: Christ, pleased with the good works of his holy and devout servants labouring in his garden, is always present with them: but the words is gone down, are to be understood, that after trying his Church by permitting persecution, he comes to her assistance and she rejoices at his coming. 6 2 6 0 0 6:9 One is my dove, etc: That is, my church is one, and she only is perfect and blessed. 6 9 6 0 0 6:10 Who is she, etc: Here is a beautiful metaphor describing the church from the beginning. As, the morning rising, signifying the church before the written law; fair as the moon, shewing her under the light of the gospel: and terrible as an army, the power of Christ's church against its enemies. 6 10 6 0 0 Content-type: text/html; charset=utf-8
¤ Chapter 6: The spouse of Christ is but one: she is fair and terrible.