by Giuseppe Giusti (1809 - 1850)
Translation © by Guy Laffaille

Preghiera
Language: Italian (Italiano) 
Available translation(s): ENG FRE
Alla mente confusa
Di dubbio e di dolore
Soccorri, o mio Signore,
Col raggio della fé.

Sollevala dal peso
Che la declina al fango:
A te sospiro e piango,
Mi raccomando a te.

Sai che la vita mia
Si strugge appoco appoco,
Come la cera al foco,
Come la neve al sol.

All'anima che anela
Di ricovrarti in braccio
Rompi, Signore, il laccio
Che le impedisce il vol.
Signor, pietà!

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Available translations, adaptations, and transliterations (if applicable):

  • ENG English (Antonio Giuliano) , title 1: "Prayer", copyright © 2003, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , title 1: "Prière", copyright © 2014, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


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Prière
Language: French (Français)  after the Italian (Italiano) 
À mon esprit plein de confusion
Dans le doute et la douleur,
Apporte ton secours, ô mon Seigneur,
Par la lumière de la foi.

Soulève le poids
Qui le fait tomber dans la boue :
À toi j'envoie mes soupirs et mes larmes,
Je me confie à toi.

Tu sais que ma vie
Se consume peu à peu
Comme la cire sous la flamme,
Comme la neige au soleil.

De mon âme qui aspire
À trouver refuge dans tes bras,
Romps, Seigneur, le piège
Qui empêche son envol.
Seigneur, pitié !

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Text added to the website: 2014-02-22 00:00:00
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:05:30
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Word count: 91