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Méditation religieuse

Language: French (Fran├žais)

Ce monde entier n'est qu'une ombre fugitive; 
il n'est rien de vrai que le Ciel. 
L'éclat des ailes de la gloire est faux et passager; 
les fleurs de l'amour, de l'espérance, de la beauté 
s'épanouissent pour la tombe; 
il n'est rien de brillant que le Ciel.
Pauvres voyageurs d'un jour orageux,
le flambeau du génie, celui de la raison
ne font que nous montrer les dangers de la route; 
il n'est rien de calme que le Ciel.



Submitted by John Versmoren

Authorship

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Musical settings (art songs, Lieder, mélodies, (etc.), choral pieces, and other vocal works set to this text), listed by composer (not necessarily exhaustive)

Set in English, original text by Thomas Moore (1779 - 1852) , title 1: "This world is all a fleeting show", from Sacred Songs, published 1816 FRE

Text added to the website: 2003-11-03.

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