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Drei Männerchöre a cappella

Word count: 68

Song Cycle by Heinrich Pestalozzi (1878 - 1940)

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3. Assistono diversi santi [ sung text checked 1 time]

Language: German (Deutsch)

Translation(s): ENG FRE

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  • ENG English (Sharon Krebs) , "Assistono diversi santi", copyright © 2014, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , "Assistono diversi santi", copyright © 2017, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


Nichts andres haben wir zu tun,
Als daß wir vor dem Heilandkind
Auf frommen Knieen betend ruhn.
Die wir der Jungfrau Diener sind.

Sieh, unser Dienst ist leicht und zart.
Wir atmen still im grünen Land
Der schönen Mutter Gegenwart.
Und selig werden wir genannt.

Und selig wirst auch du, o Christ,
Der du voll dunkler Sehnsucht bist,
Wenn du der Schönsten dich ergibst
Und keine andre liebst.


Confirmed with Hermann Hesse, Sämtliche Werke, herausgegeben von Volker Michels, Band 10 Die Gedichte, bearbeitet von Peter Huber, Frankfurt am Main: Suhrkamp Verlag, 2002, pages 214.


Submitted by Sharon Krebs [Guest Editor]

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