by Nicola Francesco Haym (1679 - 1730)
Translation © by Andrew Schneider

Se pietà di me non senti
Language: Italian (Italiano) 
Available translation(s): ENG
Se pietà di me non senti
giusto ciel io morirò.

Tu da' pace a' miei tormenti
o quest'alma spirerò.


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  • ENG English (Andrew Schneider) , "Just heaven, if you feel", copyright © 2018, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

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This text was added to the website: 2018-06-02
Line count: 4
Word count: 19

Just heaven, if you feel
Language: English  after the Italian (Italiano) 
Just heaven, if you feel
no pity for me,
I shall die.

I shall give up the ghost
if you do not pacify my torment.


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This text was added to the website: 2018-08-03
Line count: 5
Word count: 25