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O lead me to some peaceful gloom

Language: English

O lead me to some peaceful gloom,
Where none but sighing lovers come,
Where the shrill trumpets never sound,
But one eternal hush goes round.

There let me soothe my pleasing pain,
And never think of war again.
What glory can a lover have,
To conquer, yet be still a slave?

Translation(s): FRE

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Submitted by Virginia Knight


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, and transliterations (if applicable):

  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , title 1: "Oh, conduis-moi vers une obscurité paisible", copyright © 2010, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Text added to the website: 2003-10-12.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:01:56
Line count: 8
Word count: 51

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Oh, conduis‑moi vers une obscurité paisible

Language: French (Français) after the English

Oh, conduis-moi vers une obscurité paisible,
Où personne ne vient sauf des amants qui soupirent,
Où les trompettes stridentes ne résonnent jamais,
Mais où tourne un éternel silence.

Là, laisse-moi apaiser mon aimable douleur
Et ne jamais penser à la guerre à nouveau.
Quelle gloire un amant peut-il avoir
À conquérir, en étant toujours esclave ?

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Text added to the website: 2010-02-09.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:03:34
Line count: 8
Word count: 56