Liszt Benediction

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  • Whence comes, O God, this peace which floods over me?Whence comes this faith with which my heart overflows?To me who, not long ago, uncertain, restless,And tossed on waves of doubt by every wind,Sought the good, the true, in the dreams of worldly sagesAnd peace in hearts resounding with tempests?Scarcely have a few days brushed past my brow,And it seems that a century and a world have passed away,And that, separated from them by an immense abyss,A new man is reborn and begins again in me.

    Alphonse de Lamartine Harmonies potiques et religieuses [1829]

    From Franz Liszts Harmonies potiques et religieuses [1853]