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Language: French (Français)

À la très chère, à la très belle,
Qui remplit mon coeur de clarté,
À l'ange, à l'idole immortelle,
Salut en immortalité,
Salut en immortalité!

Elle se répand dans ma vie,
Comme un air imprégné de sel,
Et dans mon âme inassouvie,
Verse le goût de l'Eternel.

Sachet toujours frais qui parfume
l'athmosphère d'un cher réduit,
encensoir oublié qui fume
en secret à travers la nuit.

Comment, amor incorruptible,
T'exprimer avec vérité?
Grain de musc, qui gîs invisible,
Au fond de mon éternité?

À la [très bonne]1, à la très-belle,
Qui remplit mon coeur de clarté,
À l'ange, à l'idole immortelle,
Salut en immortalité,
Salut en immortalité!

Translation(s): ENG ENG GER RUS

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G. Fauré sets stanzas 1, 2, 4, 5

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1 Fauré: "très chère" (very dear)

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)

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  • ENG English (Shawn Thuris) , "Hymn", copyright ©, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Text added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.

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