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Priez pour paix (1938) FP 95

Priez pour paix

Priez pour paix, douce Vierge Marie,
Reine des cieux, et du monde maîtresse,
Faites prier, par votre courtoisie,
Saints et saintes, et prenez votre adresse
Vers votre Fils, requérant sa hautesse
Qu'il lui plaise son peuple regarder,
Que de son sang a voulu racheter,
En déboutant guerre qui tout dévoie;
De prières ne vous veuillez lasser:
Priez pour paix, le vrai trésor de joie.

Pray for peace

Pray for peace, sweet Virgin Mary,
Queen of heaven and Mistress of this world,
Cause, by your courtesy, all the saints
Of either gender to pray, and address
Your Son, beseeching his high Majesty
To deign to look upon his people,
Whom he willingly redeemed with his blood,
Banishing war which ruins everything;
Pray untiringly, we beg of you:
Pray for peace, the true treasure of joy!

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Francis Jean Marcel Poulenc (F7 January 1899 – 30 January 1963) was a French composer and pianist. His compositions include mélodies, solo piano works, chamber music, choral pieces, operas, ballets, and orchestral concert music.

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Charles of Orléans was Duke of Orléans from 1407 and prominent medieval poet.

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