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Sgombra, o gentil

Language: Italian (Italiano)

Sgombra, o gentil, dall'ansia
Mente i terresti ardori;
Leva all'Eterno un candido
Pensier d'offerta, e muori:
Fuor della vita è il termine
Del lungo tuo martir.

Translation(s): ENG

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Submitted by Barbara Miller


Musical settings (art songs, Lieder, mélodies, (etc.), choral pieces, and other vocal works set to this text), listed by composer (not necessarily exhaustive)

Available translations, adaptations or excerpts, and transliterations (if applicable):

  • ENG English (Andrew Schneider) , "O gentle one, remove from your mind", copyright © 2018, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Text added to the website: 2005-09-02.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:02:14
Line count: 6
Word count: 26

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O gentle one, remove from your mind

Language: English after the Italian (Italiano)

O gentle one, remove from your mind
the earthly passions brought about by anxiety;
Raise unto the Eternal an earnest
offering in your thoughts, and die at peace,
for far from this life is where
your long sufferings will at last have an end.

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  • Translation from Italian (Italiano) to English copyright © 2018 by Andrew Schneider, (re)printed on this website with kind permission. To reprint and distribute this author's work for concert programs, CD booklets, etc., you may ask the copyright-holder(s) directly or ask us; we are authorized to grant permission on their behalf. Please provide the translator's name when contacting us.


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Text added to the website: 2018-06-09.
Last modified: 2018-06-09 12:41:18
Line count: 6
Word count: 44