Valjean Arrested, Valjean Forgiven
1. Tell his reverence your story
2. Let us see if he’s impressed
1. You were lodging here last night
2. You were the honest Bishop’s guest.
And then, out of Christian goodness
When he learned about your plight
1. You maintain he made a present of this silver.
That is right.
But my friend you left so early
Surely something slipped your mind
The bishop gives Valjean two silver candlesticks.
You forgot I gave these also
Would you leave the best behind?
So, Messieurs, you may release him
For this man has spoken true
I commend you for your duty
And God’s blessing go with you.
（Constables leave. The bishop addresses Valjean.）
But remember this, my brother
See in this some higher plan
You must use this precious silver
To become an honest man
By the witness of the martyrs
By the Passion and the Blood
God has raised you out of darkness
I have bought your soul for God!