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Fauré - En prière

En prière

Fauré (1889)

Si la voix d'un enfant peut monter jusqu'à vous,
O mon Père,
Écoutez de Jésus, devant Vous à genoux,
La prière!

Si vous m'avez choisi pour enseigner vos lois
Sur la terre,
Je saurrai Vous servir, auguste Roi des rois,
O Lumière!

Sur mes lèvres, Seigneur, mettez la verité
Pour que celui qui doute, avec humilité
Vous révère!

Ne m'abandonnez pas, donnez-moi la douceur
Pour apaiser les maux, soulager la douleur,
La misère!

Révélez-Vous à moi, Seigneur en qui je crois
Et j'espère:
Pour Vous je veux souffrir et mourir sur la croix,
Au clavaire!

Stéphan Bordèse

In prayer


If the voice of a child can reach up to you,
O my Father,
listen to this prayer from Jesus,
kneeling before You!

If you have chosen me to teach your laws
here on earth,
I shall know how to serve You, mighty King of kings,
O Light!

Place the salutary truth upon my lips,
so that he who doubts, may revere you
with humility!

Do not abandon me, give me the gentleness
to lessen pains, to relieve suffering
and misery!

Reveal Yourself to me, O Lord in whom I believe
and I hope:
For You I wish to suffer and to die upon the cross
at Calvary!

© translated by Christopher Goldsack

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