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In lectulo per noctes

Language: Latin

In lectulo per noctes
quem diligit anima mea quaesivi,
nec respondit mihi.
Surgam et circuibo civitatem,
per vicos et plateas
quaeram quem diligit anima mea.

Translation(s): FRE

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Song of Solomon 3:1-2
Submitted by Guy Laffaille [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) , "Dans mon petit lit, la nuit", copyright © 2018, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Text added to the website: 2018-02-05.
Last modified: 2018-02-09 08:55:34
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Word count: 25

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Dans mon petit lit, la nuit

Language: French (Français) after the Latin

Dans mon petit lit, la nuit,
j'ai cherché celui que mon âme aime,
et il ne m'a pas répondu.
Je me lèverai et ferai le tour de la cité,
par les rues et les places
je chercherai celui que mon âme aime.

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Text added to the website: 2018-02-07.
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