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Prière

Language: French (Français)

Seigneur l'enfant prodigue est revenu vers toi!
Pardonne moi, car mon repentir est sincère.
Je pleure mon passé mauvais; mon coeur se serre
Quand je songe aux erreurs où chancela ma foi!

Je fuyais tes autels, épris d'un vain mirage
Et j'avais mis mon rêve en un monde qui ment:
Dieu de justice et de bonté, Dieu très clément,
Ah! rends-moi la ferveur sainte du premier âge.

Comme autre fois j'irai dans tes temples cherchant 
L'apaisement divin où l'âme se recrée;
Et sous les hauts arceaux de la voùte sacrée
Pieusement ému s'élèvera mon chant.

J'irai sous la clarté bien-faisante des cierges
T'offrir un coeur que le mal ne hantera plus.
Je mangerai le pain céleste des élus
Et je boirai le vin qui fait germer les vierges!

Contre l'énervement des sens je serai fort,
Ayant puisé ma force en la force suprême!
Que ta grâce, Seigneur, m'assiste, et que je t'aime
Jusqu'à la délivrance ultime par la mort!


Submitted by Emily Ezust [Administrator]

Authorship

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 between May 1995 and September 2003.

Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:01:47

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