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Symphonie nº 2

Word count: 131

Symphony by Gustav Mahler (1860 - 1911)

Original language: Symphony no. 2

4. Lumière primaire

Language: French (Français) after the German (Deutsch)


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Ô Petite rose rouge,
L'humanité gît dans une très grande misère,
L'humanité gît dans une très grande souffrance.
Toujours j'aimerais mieux être au ciel.
Une fois je venais sur un large chemin,
Un ange était là qui voulait me repousser.
Mais non, je ne me laissais pas repousser !
Je viens de Dieu et je retournerai à Dieu,
Le cher Dieu qui me donnera une petite lumière
Pour éclairer mon chemin vers la vie éternelle et bénie !

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