Bowels Opened: Expository Sermons on Song of Solomon 4:16-6:3 (eBook)

by Richard Sibbes

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THE perusal of this book being committed unto me by an ancient and a faithful friend of mine, I found it, I confess, so full of heavenly treasure, and such lively expressions of the invaluable riches of the love of Christ towards all his poor servants that sue and seek unto him, that I sent unto the godly and learned author, earnestly entreating him to publish the same, judging it altogether unmeet that so precious matter should be concealed from public use: when he excused himself, by undervaluing his own meditations; but withal signified his desire of the church's good, if by anything in his works it might never so little be promoted. I could not but declare myself in recommending this treatise as a very profitable and excellent help both to the understanding of that dark and most divine Scripture, and also to kindle in the heart all heavenly affections unto Jesus Christ. 

It is well known how backward I am and ever have been to cumber the press, but yet I would not be guilty in depriving the dear children of God of the spiritual and sweet consolations which are here very plentifully offered unto them. 

And the whole frame of all these sermons is carried with such wisdom, gravity, piety, judgment, and experience, that it commends itself unto all that are godly wise; and I doubt not but that they shall find their temptations answered, their fainting spirits revived, their understandings enlightened, and their graces confirmed, so as they shall have cause to praise God for the worthy author's godly and painful labours. And thus desiring the Father of all mercies and the God of all comfort to bless this work to the consolation and edification of those that seek his favour and desire to fear his holy name, I rest

Thine in Jesus Christ,

JOHN DOD.

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TABLE OF CONTENTS

Prefatory Note

To the Christian Reader, by John Dods

Introductory Sermon: Cant. 5:1

The Second Sermon: Cant. 5.1

The Third Sermon: Cant. 5:1,2

The Fourth Sermon: Cant 5:2

The Fifth Sermon: Cant 5:2

The Sixth Sermon: Cant 5:2

The Seventh Sermon: Cant. 5:3

The Eighth Sermon: Cant : 5: 2, 3

The Ninth Sermon: Cant: 5:6

The Tenth Sermon: Cant 5:6

The Eleventh Sermon: Cant 5:6, 7

The Twelfth Sermon: Cant 5:7

The Thirteenth Sermon: Cant: 5:7,8

The Fourteenth Sermon: Cant 5: 9, 10

The Fifteenth Sermon: Cant. 5: 9. 10

The Sixteenth Sermon: Cant. 5: 5:10, 11, 12, 13

The Seventeenth Sermon: Cant. 5:13

The Eighteenth Sermon: Cant. 5: 16, 6:1,2

The Nineteenth Sermon: Cant. 6:3

The Twentieth Sermon: Cant. 6:3 

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