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In te s’affida e spera

Language: Italian (Italiano)

In te s’affida e spera
  Ogni dubbioso cor,
  Iride messaggiera
  Del sospirato dì.
Scopri il bramato stelo,
  Quasi colomba ancor;
  E mostra che del Cielo
  Lo sdegno ormai finì.

Translation(s): ENG

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Submitted by Emily Ezust [Administrator] and Garrett Medlock [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):

  • ENG English (Garrett Medlock) , "In you trusts and hopes", copyright © 2019, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Text added to the website: 2019-02-26 00:00:00.
Last modified: 2019-02-27 09:12:49
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Word count: 30

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In you trusts and hopes

Language: English after the Italian (Italiano)

In you trusts and hopes
  Every doubting heart,
  Iris, messenger
  Of the longed-for day.
Discover the yearned-for stem
  [Like a] dove once again;
  And show that of Heaven
  The disdain already ceased.

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Translator's note for lines 5-6: ("Discover the yearned-for stem/ Like a dove once again") - most likely an allusion to the dove and the olive branch in Genesis 8:11


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Text added to the website: 2019-02-26 00:00:00.
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Word count: 33