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To Keep What is Yours

In Music, Spirit on April 1, 2013 at 5:55 am

sunflower-611-14Omnia Sol Temperat (The Sun Warms Everything).

The 4th movement of Carmina Burana’s score, written by Carl Orff in 1937.

Sung by the great lyric baritone Fischer-Dieskau.


The Lyrics in Latin:

Omnia sol temperat
purus et subtilis,
novo mundo reserat
faciem Aprilis,
ad amorem properat
animus herilis
et iocundis imperat
deus puerilis.

Rerum tanta novitas
in solemni vere
et veris auctoritas
jubet nos gaudere;
vias prebet solitas,
et in tuo vere
fides est et probitas
tuum retinere.

Ama me fideliter,
fidem meam nota:
de corde totaliter
et ex mente tota
sum presentialitar
absens in remota,
quisquis amat taliter,
volvitur in rota.

The Lyrics in English:

The sun warms everything,
pure and gentle,
once again it reveals to the world
April’s face,
the soul of man
is urged towards love
and joys are governed
by the boy-god.

All this rebirth
in spring’s festivity
and spring’s power
bids us to rejoice;
it shows us paths we know well,
and in your springtime
it is true and right
to keep what is yours.

Love me faithfully!
See how I am faithful:
with all my heart
and with all my soul,
I am with you
even when I am far away.
Whosoever loves this much
turns on the wheel.

image source: http://www.deshow.net/flowers/sunflower-pictures-611.html#pic


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