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Language: French (Français)

Puisqu'il n'est [point]1 de mots qui puissent contenir, 
Ce soir, mon âme triste en vouloir de se taire, 
Qu'un archet pur s'élève et chante, solitaire, 
Pour mon rêve jaloux de ne se définir.

Ô coupe de cristal pleine de souvenir ; 
Musique, c'est ton eau seule qui désaltère ; 
Et l'âme va d'instinct se fondre en ton mystère, 
Comme la lèvre vient à la lèvre s'unir.

Sanglot d'or !... Oh ! voici le divin sortilège ! 
Un vent d'aile a couru sur la chair qui s'allège ; 
Des mains d'anges sur nous promènent leur douceur.

Harmonie, et c'est toi, la Vierge secourable,
Qui, comme un pauvre enfant, berces contre ton cœur 
Notre cœur infini, notre cœur misérable.

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1 Bellenot: "pas"

Submitted by Emily Ezust [Administrator]


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

Text added to the website: 2014-06-09 00:00:00.

Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:05:35

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