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dons one spangled with golden stars; meanwhile, the voice of OUR LORD can be heard. — To the tune of Mignon: "Votre Ciel est d'azur… ["Your Heaven is Blue, Your Earth is Flowered. And You Contemplate Them with a Loving Look "].

O my Well-Beloved Sister, your sweet voice calls me
And I break the bond that chains you here.
Oh! fly unto Me, my beautiful dove.
Come, the winter is past... Come reign in Heaven.
Joan, your angel claims you
And I, your soul's judge, no]
Proclaim that in you always
I saw burning the flame of love.
Oh! come, you will be crowned.
I want to dry your tears.
Come, my well-loved spouse,
I want to give you my kiss.
 
They again sing the preceding verses, beginning with: Joan, your angel, etc.

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With your companions
Come onto the mountains,
 And through the countryside
You will follow the lamb.
 
O my dear love,
Sing in the valley
The new refrain
Of the sacred hymn.
 
The white legions
Of all the Holy Angels
Sing your praises
Before the Eternal. (2x)
 
Timid shepherdess,
Valiant soldier,
On earth your name
Will be immortal.
Timid shepherdess,
Valiant soldier,
I give you Heaven!.... (2x)

Third Part

[THE TRIUMPHS IN HEAVEN] 

[Scene 1]

 

 

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RP3 23v

 

Refrain

Take your flight, (2x)
Spread your white wings. (2x)
And you can fly to each golden star...
You can visit the eternal arches of heaven
Take your flight, ( 2x)
 
Joan, no more enemies, no more dark prison,
The shining Seraphim will call you sister,
 Spouse of Jesus, your Well-Beloved
Assures you of eternal rest upon His Heart!...
 
JOAN sings this refrain with THE SAINTS
 
It is mine
(THE SAINTS) .... yours (2x)

O! what great happiness ( 2x)

All heaven is mine
THE SAINTS....yours (2x)
 
The angels and Saints!... Mary!... My God Himself
(THE SAINTS)....Your....
                    
They are mine "
 (THE SAINTS) .......yours (2x)

THE SAINTS by themselves.

Centuries have passed on the distant earth
Since the happy moment you flew up to Heaven.
A thousand years are but a day on the Celestial Plain,
But this day must last forever.

JOAN and THE SAINTS

Eternal day! (2x) without a shadow or a cloud.
Nobody will deprive me of your immortal splendor
(THE SAINTS)    you... His...
The fleeting image is gone from the earth
Heaven is mine
(THE SAINTS)   yours...(2x)   
 
In the distance, we hear the voice of FRANCE singing.
 
Joan, remember your Fatherland!...
Remember your flowered valleys!...
Remember the laughing prairie
You left, to wipe away my tears!!!...
   

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O Joan! recall that you saved France
Like an angel from Heaven, you healed my pain.
Hear in the night
France moaning.
Remember!... (2x)
 
Remember, Joan, your victories.
Remember Reims and Orléans.
Remember that you covered with glory,
In God's Name, the kingdom of the French!
Now, far from you, I sigh and suffer.
Deign to save me once again!... Joan, sweet Martyr!..
Oh! come break my chains!...
The evils I have suffered,
Remember!... (2x)          

 JOAN

sings to the tune of "C'était dans un bois solitaire" ["It Was in a Solitary Wood"].
 
O France!... O my beautiful country!...
You must be raised to the Heavens
If you want to rediscover your life
And make your name glorious.
 
The God of the French in His clemency
Is resolved to save you.
But it is by me, Joan of France,
He wants once more to redeem you.
 
Come to me (2x)
Country so lovely.
I pray for you.
My voice is calling you "
Come back to me. 
 

[Scene 2]  

 FRANCE enters slowly; she is draped in chains and carries her crown in her hands.

I come to you, all loaded down with chains,
With face veiled and with eyes bathed in tears.

 

 

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RP3 24v

I am no longer counted among the queens
And my children swamp me in sorrows.
They have forgotten God!... They've left their mother!...
O Joan! take pity on my bitter sadness
Come, comfort my heart,
Liberating angel.
I hope in you!... (2x)
 
See in my hands my queenly crown.
It is on your forehead that I want to place it.
Joan, it's you, my sweet Sovereign
Daughter of God, who has come to rule the French!
Oh! come and break the irons of France enchained
That she may again be the Church's oldest daughter!...
Joan, hear my voice.
A second time
Come down to me! (2x)
 
THE VOICES
 sing to the tune of "Volez au Martyre" ["Fly to Martyrdom"].
 
Daughter of God, greathearted Daughter,
Fly to the help of France.
In you alone is our hope.
Fly, liberating angel,
Daughter of God, greathearted daughter,
Fly in the name of the Conquering God.
 
Joan comes down from her throne, advances towards France, breaks her chains, places the royal crown on her head and holds her to her heart.
JOAN

Oh! my dear France! I happily obey my voices, which ask me to fly again to your rescue!... From now on, you won't be weighed down with chains, since your heart has turned towards Heaven... If you had called on me sooner, I would already have come to you.

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RP3 25r

France, her hands unchained, wants to place her diadem on Joan's forehead, but Joan takes the crown and says to her:
 
No, I don't want to circle my brow with the diadem of France... let me place it on yours, since from now on you will be worthy of wearing it!....
The virgins' crown is enough for me and I want no scepter other than my palm, for if I am honored in Heaven, it's not for having been a famous warrior, but because I have united vir­ginity and artyrdom !...
Now I want my standard to be yours. ( Saint Michael hands it to Joan, who hands it to France.)
Isn't it Jesus and Mary who have saved you?... Has not the august Queen of Heaven thrice descended from her throne to call you to penitence, and is it not the splendid monument which was raised over one of your hills to the glory of the Sacred Heart that has earned you the grace you have received today?...
 
FRANCE rises and sings to the tune of "Rameaux" ["The Palms"]
 
Yes, to please you, liberating Angel,
I'll keep the sweet name of Mary
United always with that of the Savior
For it is they who give me life.
 
JOAN and THE SAINTS sing the refrain.
 
The days of tears are all gone by,
O France! forever dear to the Holy Church ...
           
 

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