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Vanne nel vicin tempio

Language: Italian - Sicilian

Vanne nel vicin tempio ove s'adora,
Quella che del suo Dio fu madre e sposa,
A Lei porgi pietosa calda preghiera,
A Lei che sempre è interesa à consolar,
Chi ben le chiede aita e che sassi di lor
scudo e difesa,
Vanne ed'humile orando ivi ti fia svelato,
Quel che a s'avicina ultimo fato.

Fremer da lunge io sento,
L'onda sdegnosa e il vento,
Che la procella han desta,
Onde può legno tuo restare assorto.

Volgi tuoi lumi à quella,
del mar benigna stella,
che placa ogni tempesta,
E sola scorge i naviganti in porto.

Translation(s): FRE

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Submitted by Guy Laffaille [Guest Editor] and Andrew Schneider [Guest Editor]


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 or excerpts, and transliterations (if applicable):

  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , "Va au temple", copyright © 2017, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Text added to the website: 2017-11-30.
Last modified: 2018-05-06 12:29:09
Line count: 16
Word count: 96

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Va au temple

Language: French (Français) after the Italian - Sicilian

Va au temple où s'adore
Celle qui fut mère et épouse de son Dieu,
À elle tends une prière pieuse et fervente,
À elle, toujours disposée à consoler 
Qui demande de l'aide et 
la défense de son bouclier.
Va et priant humblement pour que te soit révélé
Quel ultime sort s'approche .

Depuis longtemps je sens frémir
L'onde dédaigneuse et le vent,
Que la tempête a réveillés,
Où ton bateau peut être absorbé.

Tourne tes yeux vers elle,
Étoile bienveillante de la mer,
Qui apaise toute tempête
Et seule mène les marins au port.

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Text added to the website: 2017-11-30.
Last modified: 2017-11-30 08:04:11
Line count: 16
Word count: 94