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Language: French (Fran├žais)

D'un amour tendre et pur
afin qu'il vous souvienne,
Voici mon coeur, mon coeur tremblant,
Mon pauvre coeur d'enfant
Et voici, pâle fleur
que vous fites éclore,
Mon âme qui ce meurt de vous
Et de vos yeux si doux. 

Mon âme est la chapelle,
Où la nuit et le jour
Devant votre grâce immortelle,
Prie à deux genoux mon fidèle amour. 

Dans l'ombre et le mystère
Chante amoureusement
Un douce prière,
Païenne si légère,
C'est votre nom charmant. 

D'un amour tendre et pur... etc

Des roses sont écloses
Au jardin de mon coeur,
Ces roses d'amour sont moins roses
Que vos adorables lèvres en fleur. 

De vos main si cruelles
Et dont je suis jaloux,
Effeuilles les plus belles,
Vous pouvez les cueillir,
le jardin est à vous. 

D'un amour tendre et pur... etc

Translation(s): ENG

Submitted by John Versmoren


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

Available translations, adaptations, and transliterations (if applicable):
    * ENG English (Faith J. Cormier) , title 1: "Tenderly", copyright © 2005, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

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