Forgive me for the wrong I did, To make you love me. Well I know In that injurious hour were hid Long hours of woe. If judgment be pronounced on sin Hereafter, then shall I be lost, Because your love I [dared]1 to win At such a cost; At such a cost to you; ah, me, How often have your eyes o'erbrimmed By alien infelicity Unjustly dimm'd, When from my heart, without a sign, Some random lightning of unrest, Some folly or misword of mine, Has pierced your breast. Forgive me, dear! If you forgive, Methinks I shall not wholly die; For Love will surely let me live, If you comply.
1 Albéniz: "dare"
- by Francis Money-Coutts, 5th Baron Latymer (1852 - 1923), "Amor, summa injuria", appears in Musa Verticordia, first published 1904 [author's text checked 1 time against a primary source]
Musical settings (art songs, Lieder, mélodies, (etc.), choral pieces, and other vocal works set to this text), listed by composer (not necessarily exhaustive)
- by Isaac Albéniz (1860 - 1909), "Amor, summa injuria", 1908, published 1909 [medium voice and piano], from Four songs, no. 4, also set in French (Français) [ sung text checked 1 time]
Settings in other languages, adaptations, or excerpts:
- Also set in French (Français), a translation by Michel Dimitri Calvocoressi (1877 - 1944) SPA ; composed by Isaac Albéniz.
Other available translations, adaptations or excerpts, and transliterations (if applicable):
- FRE French (Français) (Jean-Pierre Granger) , "Amor summa injuria", copyright © 2009, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
- SPA Spanish (Español) (Alfredo García) , "Amor, summa injuria", copyright © 2008, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
Researcher for this text: Alfredo García
This text was added to the website: 2008-12-06
Line count: 20
Word count: 111