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Дал Ты мне молодость трудную

Language: Russian (Русский)

Дал Ты мне молодость трудную.
Столько печали в пути.
Как же мне душу скудную
Богатой Тебе принести?
Долгую песню, льстивая,
О славе поет судьба.
Господи! я нерадивая,
Твоя скупая раба.
Ни розою, ни былинкою
Не буду в садах Отца.
Я дрожу над каждой соринкою,
Над каждым словом глупца.

Translation(s): FRE

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

  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , title 1: "Tu m'as donné une jeunesse difficile", copyright © 2015, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Text added to the website: 2015-11-04.
Last modified: 2015-11-04 17:51:02
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Word count: 48

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Tu m'as donné une jeunesse difficile

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

Tu m'as donné une jeunesse difficile.
Tant de tristesse sur la route.
Comment mon âme si pauvre
Reviendrait riche vers toi ?
Un long chant flatteur
De gloire est entonné par le destin.
Seigneur ! Je suis négligent,
Ton esclave avare.
Ni rose, ni brin d'herbe,
Je ne serai dans le jardin du Père.
Je tremble devant chaque grain de poussière,
Devant chaque parole d'un fou.

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Text added to the website: 2015-11-10.
Last modified: 2015-11-10 17:47:02
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Word count: 66