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Résurrection (pour le jour de Pâques) (1938)


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Chants de terre et de ciel


Résurrection (pour le jour de Pâques)

Alléluia, alléluia,
Il est le premier, le Seigneur Jésus.
Des morts, il est le premier né.
Sept étoiles d’amour au transpercé,
revêtez votre habit de clarté.
Je suis ressuscité, je suis ressuscité.
Je chante: pour toi, mon Père, pour toi,
mon Dieu, Alléluia
De mort à vie je passe. Un ange.
Sur la pierre il s’est posé.
Parfum, porte, perle,
azymes de la Vérité.
Alléluia, alléluia,
Nous l’avons touché, nous l’avons vu.
De nos mains nous l’avons touché.
Un seul fleuve de vie dans son côté,
revêtez votre habit de clarté.
Je suis ressuscité, je suis ressuscité.
Je monte: vers toi, mon Père, vers toi,
mon Dieu, Alléluia.
De terre à ciel je passe. .
Du pain. Il le rompt et leurs yeux sont dessillés.
Parfum, porte, perle,
lavez-vous dans la Vérite.

Resurrection (for Easter Day)

Halleluyah, halleluyah.
He is the first, the Lord Jesus.
He is the first-born of the dead.
Seven stars of love for the pierced one,
Put on your garment of light.
I have risen again, I have risen again;
I sing: For Thee, my Father, for Thee,
My God, Halleluyah.
I pass from death to life. An angel.
He has alighted on the stone.
Perfume, gate, pearl,
Unleavened bread of Truth.
Halleluyah, Halleluyah.
We have touched Him, we have seen Him.
With our hands we have touched Him.
A single stream of life in His side,
Put on your garment of light.
I have risen again, I have risen again.
I ascend: to Thee, my Father, to Thee,
My God, Halleluyah.
I pass from death to light.
Bread. He breaks it and scales fall from their eyes.
Perfume, gate, pearl,
Wash yourselves in Truth.
Translations by Richard Stokes, author of A French Song Companion (Oxford, 2000)

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Composer

Olivier Eugène Prosper Charles Messiaen was a French composer, organist, and ornithologist. He wrote music for chamber ensembles and orchestra, vocal music, as well as for solo organ and piano, and also experimented with the use of novel electronic instruments developed in Europe during his lifetime.

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