my heart waketh

Song of Solomon 5:2

5:2 my heart waketh. The experience of the bride described in Song of Solomon 5:2-7 seems to be a second dream (note Song of Solomon 3:1), again reflecting an unrecognized concern that something was beginning to come between her and the king. She first seemed to question his unannounced intrusion into her rest, then found he had departed when she bestirred herself to admit him. She again, in her dream, went in search of him, but instead encountered only crude watchmen, who hurt and shamed her. The latter could only have happened to the king’s wife in a dream, but the dream would surely have alarmed her and caused her quickly to seek her husband the next morning, or as soon as possible.

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