The Odes of Solomon (circa 1st-century A.D.) is a collection of 42 lyrical poems attributed to Solomon, the biblical king famous for his wisdom. Although earlier scholars thought the Odes were originally written in Greek or Hebrew, there is now a consensus that Syriac was the original language. Their place of origin seems likely to have been the region of Syria, and estimates of the date of composition range from the 1st to the 3rd century.
Quotes from The Odes of Solomon…
Keep my secret, you who are kept by it.
Keep my faith, you who are kept by it.
Learn what I know, you whom my truth has known.
Love me with love, you whom I have loved.
Pray without ceasing, dwell in the love of the Lord,
you who are loved in the Well-beloved,
you who are living in the Living one,
saved by him who has redeemed you.
So will you escape from death, throughout all ages,
in the name of your Father. Alleluia!
God hath framed the mind of man as a mirror of glass, capable of the image of the universal world, and joyful to receive the impression thereof, as the eye joyeth to receive light.
For God grants wisdom from His mouth together with perception and practical wisdom, and stores up help for the righteous.