News & Notes 728:Hymn To Auroville

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16 December 2017

Hymn To Auroville

An Aurovilian proposes a song dedicated to Auroville for its 50th anniversary. The lyrics are in French (except for one line) and the melody is simple and evocative. We believe it would sound beautiful sung in chorus so we hope many people will be inspired and will want to sing it. If so please contact Joy ( 0413 2622372 / joy (at)

Here is the original text in French followed by a translation:

Hymne à Auroville Hymn to Auroville
Auroville…la cité de l'Aurore, Auroville, the city of Dawn
the city of Dawn,
cité de Sri Aurobindo, the city of Sri Aurobindo
cité de son monde nouveau…. the city of his new world.
Auroville, cité pour la vraie Terre, Auroville, city of the true earth
cité pour l'univers, city for the universe
première cité universelle, the first universal city
premier lieu du monde réel... first place of the real world.
Auroville… cité qui es une flamme, Auroville, city who are a flame
cité qui as une âme, city who have a soul
ton âme a nom "Matrimandir", your soul's name is Matrimandir
l'Oratoire de la Mère Divine... the Shrine of the Divine Mother.
Auroville… lieu où naître sans pleur, Auroville, a place to be born without tears
et où grandir sans peur, a place to grow without fear
où tous les humains sont admis, where all human beings are admitted
pourvu qu'ils veuillent être amis… so long as they want to be friends.
Auroville… cité du vrai bonheur, Auroville, city of true happiness
du bonheur intérieur, the inner happiness
c'est vrai tu es une Utopie, it's true that you are a Utopia
mais ici le Rêve prend vie... but here the dream comes alive.
Auroville… berceau pour le surhomme, Auroville, the cradle of the superman
l'être vrai que nous sommes, the true being we are
l'être intérieur qui illumine, the inner being which shines forth
et qui rendra la vie, divine... and will make life divine.
Auroville, nous te saluons, Auroville, we salute you,
Auroville Auroville.
nous te chantons, Auroville!... We sing to you Auroville.