Translation © by Guy Laffaille

In lectulo per noctes
Language: Latin 
Available translation(s): FRE
In lectulo per noctes
quem diligit anima mea quaesivi,
nec respondit mihi.
Surgam et circuibo civitatem,
per vicos et plateas
quaeram quem diligit anima mea.

Song of Solomon 3:1-2


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  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , "Dans mon petit lit, la nuit", copyright © 2018, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

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Text added to the website: 2018-02-05 00:00:00
Last modified: 2018-02-09 08:55:34
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Dans mon petit lit, la nuit
Language: French (Français)  after the Latin 
Dans mon petit lit, la nuit,
j'ai cherché celui que mon âme aime,
et il ne m'a pas répondu.
Je me lèverai et ferai le tour de la cité,
par les rues et les places
je chercherai celui que mon âme aime.


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Text added to the website: 2018-02-07 00:00:00
Last modified: 2018-02-07 08:28:37
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