Mostrava in ciel l’alba di gigli e rose
Coronat’il bel crin quando s’unio
La mia bocca la bocca del ben mio;
Restai priv’al’hor di vita, Meschino me!
Quando senti doppiarsi la ferita
O sventurato me!
Spuntavan fuor da l’oceano i raggi
Lucidissim’il sol quando s’udio
Ragionarmi pian pian cosi il cor mio;
Fa contento le tue voglie, Beato te,
Che del servir il frutto al fin si coglie
O fortunato te!
The Dawn was appearing in the sky
with her head crowned with roses and lilies when they met.
My mouth has the mouth of my beloved
so I was without life: Alas me!
When I felt my wound doubling
The Sun was rising with his radiant rays
from the ocean when it was heard.
My heart said to me softly
"enjoy your desires: be happy!".
that you enjoy like the fruit of your service