Passion Céline Dion

La Mémoire d'Abraham
Length: 2:24
Language(s): French
Credits: Goldman, Jean-Jacques
Summary:
Kind of a prayer talking about life and death.
Notes:
Title translates as "The memory of Abraham". It relates to a book (with the same title) written in 1985 by Marek Halter. The book tells the story of nearly 2,000 years of history of a Jewish family, from year 70 to 1943.
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Abraham's memory.

Juste une prière avant d'obéir
A l'ordre des choses et de nos pères
Avant de partir

A last prayer before obeying

To nature of things and to our fathers

Before leaving

Juste une autre vie sauvée de l'oubli
Gravée bien mieux que par une lame
Dans la mémoire d'Abraham

Just another life saved from forgetfulness

Graved well better than with a sword

In Abraham's memory

Longue l'attente de l'heure
Lourde la peine en nos coeurs
Mais si grands notre amour notre foi en toi
Et difficile de te comprendre parfois

Long the waiting of the hour

Heavy the sadness in our hearts

But so great our love and faith

And difficult to understand you sometimes

Que sera demain nos destins plus loin?
Un peu de paix d'amour et de pain
Au creux de tes mains

What'll be tomorrow our destins far away

A little of peace of love and of bread

In the middle of your hands

Longue l'attente de l'heure
Lourde la peine en nos coeurs
Mais si grands notre amour notre foi en toi
Et difficile de te comprendre parfois

Long the waiting of the hour

Heavy the sadness in our hearts

But so great our love and faith

And difficult to understand you sometimes

Conduis nos enfants pour la fin des temps
Remplis de plus de joies que de larmes
La mémoire d'Abraham

Lead our children for the end of the times

Full of more joys than tears

Abraham's memory


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