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Se pari è la tua fé

Language: Italian (Italiano)

Se pari è la tua fé
al foco che ho nel sen,
ardo contento,
perché egual la mercé
avrà da te, mio ben,
il mio tormento.
Il penar per chi s'ama,
se gradito a colei
per chi si pena, penar non è.
Cupido, al par degli altri numi,
l'olocausto desia, e questo è il core;
e in premio a tanto sacrificio, poi
d'una bellezza dona il core a noi.
Non s'afferra d'amor il porto
senza mai patir procelle.
Dopo i nembi e le tempeste
son piú bel lume stelle.
Sí, sí, questa sia solo
la mercé del mio duolo
e gema pur l'anima mia fra pene,
fra ferite e catene,
ché se fedel mi sei,
son piaceri del cor gli affanni miei,
e se pur colla fé mi giuri amore,
vedrà l'alma e i martiri, in porto, il core.

Translation(s): ENG

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Submitted by John Glenn Paton [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 (John Glenn Paton) , "If your faithfulness is equal", copyright © 2010, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Text added to the website: 2010-12-28.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:04:10
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