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For a Te Deum
The City of Milan had to compose by order of the Austrians on the occasion of a victory.
Long and eternally may live, O Lord,
The imperial line you love and protect,
The line that keeps the populace subject
And the sacred fire on the sacred board.
Like a cedar, O Lord, like an olive tree
Is the rod with which you rule benign:
May it bloom and branch out free
Free and proud where'er the Sun does shine
Be propitious, we beseech you, O Lord,
Not out of pride, no as your very breath
Can disperse us like the ashes of death,
But as the world, in one with us, may moreover
experience your indulgence's highest favour
And address to your holy name a laud.
(verse translation by Lamberto Bozzi)