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Language: Russian (Русский)

Дай мне горькие годы недуга,
Задыханья, бессонницу, жар,
Отыми и ребенка, и друга,
И таинственный песенный дар -
Так молюсь за Твоей литургией
После стольких томительных дней,
Чтобы туча над темной Россией
Стала облаком в славе лучей.

Translation(s): FRE

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  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , title 1: "Prière", copyright © 2015, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Text added to the website: 2009-08-10.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:03:19
Line count: 8
Word count: 37

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Language: French (Français) after the Russian (Русский)

Donne-moi des années amères de maladie,
Suffocation, insomnie, fièvre,
Prends-moi mon enfant et mon ami,
Mon don mystérieux pour le chant --
Ainsi je prie pendant ta liturgie,
Après tant de jours éreintants,
Pour que le nuage sur la sombre Russie,
Devienne un nuage dans une gloire de rayons.

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Based on
  • a text in Russian (Русский) by Anna Andreyevna Akhmatova (1889 - 1966), "Молитва", written 1915
      • This text was set to music by the following composer(s): Evgeny Klepalov. Go to the text.


Text added to the website: 2015-02-05.
Last modified: 2015-02-05 18:26:09
Line count: 8
Word count: 48