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And Your voice which I love
Redoubles the ardor of it.
But my heart is too weak
To be an apostle.
Oh! lend me Yours
Jesus, my sweet Savior!...
 
Then, Saint Martha advances earnestly. She looks at her sister with astonishment and sings the following, to the tune of "Moine et Bandit" ["Monk and Bandit"]
 
16 MARTHA 
 
Look at my sister, good Master, she is neglecting her duty,
See, all my work does not bother her.
Tell her, then, Lord, oh! I beg You
Tell her to help me serve the meal. 
 
17 JESUS
 
Martha, my charitable hostess,
You appear to forget
That your sister always hastens
Toward the One who knows how to charm her.
 
18 MARTHA
 
But, oh divine Savior, that is what astonishes me.
Shouldn't she divert her attention, for one moment,
From the One who gives to her each day
And think about also giving some gift?
  
19 JESUS
 
I must tell you frankly,
If your love is generous
I confess that Mary's love
 
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