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Soir de Pâques

Language: French (Français)

Criant, fuyant à tire-d'ailes, 
Dans le crépuscule profond, 
Là-haut, là-haut les hirondelles, 
Alleluia ! dansent en rond. 

Là-haut, là-haut tournent les mondes ;
La lune monte tout en feu ; 
Les étoiles forment des rondes ;
Alleluia ! le ciel est bleu :

Et mon âme tout à coup folle
Quitte son corps, s'échappe et fuit, 
Et mêlée aux oiseaux s'envole, 
Pour danser comme eux dans la nuit ! 

Confirmed with Jean Lahor, L'Illusion, 3rd edition, Paris, Alphonse Lemerre, 1893, page 61.

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: 2016-12-06 00:00:00.

Last modified: 2016-12-06 10:21:21

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Word count: 69

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