by Pietro Antonio Domenico Bonaventura Trapassi (1698 - 1782), as Pietro Metastasio
Translation © by Andrew Schneider

Dovunque il guardo giro
Language: Italian (Italiano) 
Available translation(s): ENG
Dovunque il guardo giro,
Immenso Dio, ti vedo:
Nell' opre tue t'ammiro,
Ti riconosco in me.

La terra, il mar, le [sfere]1
Parlan del tuo potere:
Tu sei per tutto, e noi
Totti viviamo in te.

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Confirmed with Tutte le opere di Pietro Metastasio, Firenze, Tipografia Borghi e compagni 1832, page 506.

The text appears in La passione di Gesù Cristo, parte II, Aria di Giovanni.

1 Glinka: "stelle"

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Wheresoever I look about
Language: English  after the Italian (Italiano) 
Wheresoever I look about,
Immense God, I see you:
I admire you in your handiwork,
and recognize you in myself.

Earth, sea, the planets,
all speak of your might;
you exist in everything,
and we all live through you.

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Text added to the website: 2018-06-07 00:00:00
Last modified: 2018-06-07 00:28:48
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Word count: 39