by Augusta Mary Anne Holmès (1847 - 1903)
Translation Singable translation by (Graham) Clifton Bingham (1859 - 1913)

Hymne à Eros
Language: French (Français) 
Chasseur cruel aux yeux si doux,
O toi qui m'apparus en songe,
O maître du divin mensonge,
Viens ! je te prie à deux genoux !
Eros ! Eros ! prends pitié de nous !

Tu m'as parlé ; ta tendre voix
Tremblait d'une extase infinie.
Alors, j'ai compris l'harmonie
De la mer bleue et des grands bois !
Eros ! Eros ! en toi seul je crois !

Rougis ma lèvre, éteins mes yeux,
Saisis ta victime et ta proie
Qui veut, parmi des pleurs de joie,
Mourir d'un mal délicieux !
Eros ! Eros ! ouvre-moi les cieux !

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This text was added to the website: 2020-06-28
Line count: 15
Word count: 101

Hymn to Love
Language: English  after the French (Français) 
O bright eyed Love, with heart of steel,
who in my dreams alone art ever mine,
Thou past master of every art divine,
Come! I implore thee as I knee !
Oh Love, true Love, pity for me feel!
Oh Love, true Love, pity for me feel!

Thy tender voice that speaks to me,
Is trembling with joy all too deep to tell,
And echoes the harmonies pure that dwell
In the deep woods and murmuring sea !
Oh Love, true Love, I believe in thee!
Oh Love, true Love, I believe in thee!

Thy glamour dims these eyes of mine,
Thou claimest thy captives for aye thine own,
They feel, weeping for joy one wish alone,
To die beneath thy dart divine!
Oh Love, true Love, take my heart for thine !
Oh Love, true Love, take my heart for thine !

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This text was added to the website: 2020-07-03
Line count: 18
Word count: 143