Translation © by Guy Laffaille

Veni de Libano, veni, amica mea
Language: Latin 
Available translation(s): FRE
Veni de Libano, veni, amica mea,
columba mea, formosa mea,
o quam tu pulchra es!
Veni, coronaberis.
Surge, propera,
amica mea, soror mea, sponsa mea,
immaculata mea; et veni.

Song of Solomon 4:1-5,8


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  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , "Viens du Liban, viens, mon amie", copyright © 2018, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

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This text was added to the website: 2018-02-03
Line count: 7
Word count: 29

Viens du Liban, viens, mon amie
Language: French (Français)  after the Latin 
Viens du Liban, viens, mon amie,
ma colombe, ma belle,
oh, comme tu es belle !
Viens te faire couronner.
Lève-toi, hâte-toi,
mon amie, ma sœur, ma fiancée,
mon immaculée ; et viens.


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This text was added to the website: 2018-02-07
Line count: 7
Word count: 33