“Scarcely had I passed the sentinels,
When I found him
Whom my soul loves.
I held him.
I would not let him go
Until I had brought him
Into my mother’s house.
I brought him
Into the chamber
Of her that conceived me.”
This female lover finds her male lover but does not say where he was found. It was right after she had met the sentinel watchmen. However, she would not let him go. She brought him to her mother’s house into the room where she had been conceived. This is a strong move by woman driven by love.
“To the choirmaster leader, with stringed instruments, a psalm of David.
When I call,
O God of my right!
You gave me room
When I was in distress.
Be gracious to me,
Hear my prayer.”
This Psalm 4 has a leader or choirmaster in charge with stringed instruments used. This is also a psalm of David, but without any particular circumstances. It is a cry for help or a lament. David wanted God to answer him. God gave him room when he was upset. He wanted God to pity him or be gracious to him. The biggest thing is that he wanted God to hear his prayer.
“When the parents had gone out and shut the door of the room, as the two were alone, Tobias got out of bed and said to Sarah.
‘Sister, get up!
Let us pray and implore our Lord
That he may grant us mercy and safety.’
So she got up. They began to pray and implore that they might be kept safe.”
Now that Tobias had sent the demon fleeing because of the fish smell, Tobias and Sarah were alone in the bedroom. Tobias told Sarah, his new wife, to get up and pray so that they might be safe. He wanted God’s mercy. She did and they began to pray. You can see why many preachers would use this passage as an example for newlyweds.