by Anonymous / Unidentified Author
Translation © by David Wyatt

Or pleust a Dieu qu'a son plaisir
Language: French (Français) 
Available translation(s): ENG
Or pleust a Dieu qu'a son plaisir,
Tant que vivray, puisse servir
Ma tres gente dame et maistresse.
Mon bien, m'amour et ma richesse,
Par qui je puis vivre et morir.

Porroyt il jamais advenir
Qu'elle se voulsist consentir
De mettre mez plains en liesse!
  Or pleust [a Dieu qu'a son plaisir,
  Tant que vivray, puisse servir
  Ma tres gente dame et maistresse.]

Hellas, se la puisse veir
Toute fois que je la desir,
Jamais au cuer n'aray tristesse.
Maulgré Dangier, qui tant me blesse,
Ne me ferroye que resjouir.

  Or pleust a Dieu [qu'a son plaisir,
  Tant que vivray, puisse servir
  Ma tres gente dame et maistresse.
  Mon bien, m'amour et ma richesse,
  Par qui je puis vivre et morir.]

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  • ENG English (David Wyatt) , title 1: "Oh may it please God that at his pleasure", copyright © 2012, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


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Line count: 21
Word count: 121

Oh may it please God that at his pleasure
Language: English  after the French (Français) 
Oh may it please God that at his pleasure
So long as I live, I can serve
My noble lady and mistress.
My dear, my love and my riches
By whom I can both live and die.

Could it ever happen
That she would wish to consent
To turn my complaints into joy!
Oh may it please God that at his pleasure
So long as I live, I can serve
My noble lady and mistress.

Alas, if I could see her
All the time that I wish
I would never have sadness in my heart.
Despite the Pain of Love, which so hurts me,
I would never do anything but rejoice.

Oh may it please God that at his pleasure
So long as I live, I can serve
My noble lady and mistress.
My dear, my love and my riches
By whom I can both live and die.

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This text was added to the website: 2012-05-22
Line count: 21
Word count: 148