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Translation © by Guy Laffaille

Audivi vocem de caelo venientem
Language: Latin 
Available translation(s): FRE
Audivi vocem de caelo venientem: 
venite omnes virgines sapientissime;
oleum recondite in vasis vestris 
dum sponsus advenerit.
Media nocte clamor factus est: 
ecce sponsus venit.


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

  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , title 1: "J'ai entendu une voix qui venait du ciel", copyright © 2014, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

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Text added to the website: 2014-10-24 00:00:00
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J'ai entendu une voix qui venait du ciel
Language: French (Français)  after the Latin 
J'ai entendu une voix qui venait du ciel :
Venez toutes les vierges sages ;
Remplissez d'huile vos lampes
Car l'époux arrive.
Au milieu de la nuit il y eut un cri :
Voici l'époux qui arrive.


  • Translation from Latin to French (Français) copyright © 2014 by Guy Laffaille, (re)printed on this website with kind permission. To reprint and distribute this author's work for concert programs, CD booklets, etc., you may ask the copyright-holder(s) directly or ask us; we are authorized to grant permission on their behalf. Please provide the translator's name when contacting us.

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Text added to the website: 2014-11-29 00:00:00
Last modified: 2014-11-29 10:27:06
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Word count: 37