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Amor, summa injuria

Language: English

Forgive me for the wrong I did,
To make you love me. Well I know
In that injurious hour were hid
Long hours of woe.

If judgment be pronounced on sin
Hereafter, then shall I be lost,
Because your love I [dared]1 to win
At such a cost;

At such a cost to you; ah, me,
How often have your eyes o'erbrimmed
By alien infelicity
Unjustly dimm'd,

When from my heart, without a sign,
Some random lightning of unrest,
Some folly or misword of mine,
Has pierced your breast.

Forgive me, dear! If you forgive,
Methinks I shall not wholly die;
For Love will surely let me live,
If you comply.


Translation(s): FRE FRE SPA

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1 Albéniz: "dare"

Submitted by Alfredo García

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  • SPA Spanish (Español) (Alfredo García) , title 1: "Amor, summa injuria", copyright © 2008, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Jean-Pierre Granger) , title 1: "Amor summa injuria", copyright © 2009, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


Text added to the website: 2008-12-06.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:03:01
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Amour, souffrance

Language: French (Français) after the English

Pardonne : quand tu m'as aimé
Je fus coupable, oui, je sais :
De cet instant fatal sont nés
Des maux sans fin.

Si plus tard on nous juge pour
nos fautes, je serai perdu,
Mais ton amour, je l'ai voulu,
Fût-ce à tel prix ;

Fût-ce à tel prix pour toi. hélas !
Plus d'une fois j'ai vu tes yeux
En larmes, je t'ai vue pleurer
Injustement,

Quand de mon cœur, insoupçonné
Un trouble éclair soudain jailli.
Que sais-je ? une folie, un mot,
Perçait ton cœur.

Pardonne, aimée ! Pardonne, aimée ; de ton pardon
Peut-être ne mourrais-je point :
L'amour me gardera en vie,
Si c'est ton vœu !


Submitted by Guy Laffaille [Guest Editor]

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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: 2015-09-29.
Last modified: 2015-09-29 14:19:32
Line count: 20
Word count: 112