but I found him whom my soul loveth; which she expresses with the utmost exultation and pleasure, which meeting with him must give her, after such long and fruitless searches, and so many disappointments; see John 1:41; and for Christ to show himself, without which there is no finding him, is a proof of the greatness of his love, and of the freeness and sovereignty of it; and that means, though to be used, are not to be depended on; nor should we be discouraged when they fail, since Christ can make himself known without them, as he did here to the church; who says. So who was so bold as to write this book? We can say that it was a close race and many liked Trump. Conceived me - Christ is as it were the father that begets, and the church the mother that conceives and brings forth believers. held him, &c.—willing to be held; not willing, if not held (Ge 32:26; Mt 28:9; Lu 24:28, 29; Re 3:11). It was but a little, &c., but I found him — Christ met me, and manifested his love to me. The mention of the "mother" excludes impropriety, and imparts the idea of heavenly love, pure as a sister's, while ardent as a bride's; hence the frequent title, "my sister—spouse." Not even angels could satisfy Mary, instead of Jesus Christ (John 20:11-16). Essential Keys to the Song of Songs. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/geb/song-of-solomon-3.html.