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Life of my life

Language: English after the Bangla (Bengali)

Life of my life, 
I shall ever try 
to keep my body pure, 
knowing that thy living touch 
is upon all my limbs.

I shall ever try 
to keep all untruths out from my thoughts, 
knowing that thou art that truth 
which has kindled the light of reason in my mind.

I shall ever try 
to drive all evils away from my heart 
and keep my love in flower, 
knowing that thou 
hast thy seat in the inmost shrine of my heart.

And it shall be my endeavour 
to reveal thee in my actions, 
knowing it is thy power 
gives me strength to act.

Translation(s): FRE GER

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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, and transliterations (if applicable):

  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , title 1: "Vie de ma vie, j'essaierai toujours de garder pur mon corps", copyright © 2013, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • GER German (Deutsch) (Bertram Kottmann) , title 1: "Gebet", copyright © 2014, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Text added to the website: 2010-11-03T00:00:00.
Last modified: 2014-06-16T10:04:05
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Word count: 104

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Vie de ma vie, j'essaierai toujours de garder pur mon corps

Language: French (Français) after the English

Vie de ma vie, 
j'essaierai toujours 
de garder pur mon corps,
sachant que ton vivant toucher 
est sur tous mes membres.

J'essaierai toujours 
de garder toutes contrevérités hors de mes pensées,
sachant que tu es cette vérité 
qui a allumé la lumière de la raison dans mon esprit.

J'essaierai toujours 
de chasser tous les maux de mon cœur 
et de garder mon amour en fleur,
sachant que tu as ton siège 
sur un autel au plus profond de mon cœur.

Et je m'efforcerai 
de te révéler dans mes actions,
sachant que c'est ta puissance 
qui me donne la force d'agir.

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Text added to the website: 2013-12-01T00:00:00.
Last modified: 2014-06-16T10:05:24
Line count: 18
Word count: 100