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An dir, allein an dir hab ich gesündigt

Language: German (Deutsch)

An dir, allein an dir hab ich gesündigt,
Und übel oft vor dir getan.
Du siehst die Schuld, die mir den Fluch verkündigt;
Sieh, Gott, auch meinen Jammer an.

Dir ist mein Flehn, mein Seufzen nicht verborgen,
Und meine Tränen sind vor dir.
Ach Gott, mein Gott, wie lange soll ich sorgen?
Wie lang entfernst du dich von mir?

Herr, handle nicht mit mir nach meinen Sünden,
Vergilt mir nicht nach meiner Schuld.
Ich suche dich, laß mich dein Antlitz finden,
Du Gott der Langmut und Geduld.

Früh wollst du mich mit deiner Gnade füllen,
Gott, Vater der Barmherzigeit.
Erfreue mich um deines Namens willen,
Du bist mein Gott, der gern erfreut.

Laß deinen Weg mich wieder freudig wallen
Und lehre mich dein heilig Recht
Mich täglich tun nach deinem Wohlgefallen;
Du bist mein Gott, ich bin dein Knecht.

Herr, eile du, mein Schutz, mir beizustehen,
Und leite mich auf ebner Bahn.
Er hört mein Schrei'n, der Herr erhört mein Flehen
Und nimmt sich meiner Seele an.

Translation(s): DUT ENG FRE ITA ITA

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C. Bach sets stanzas 1-3, 6

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Musical settings (art songs, Lieder, mélodies, (etc.), choral pieces, and other vocal works set to this text), listed by composer (not necessarily exhaustive)

Available translations, adaptations, and transliterations (if applicable):

  • ENG English (Emily Ezust) , title 1: "Song of penance", copyright ©
  • FRE French (Français) (Angelika Frenzel) , title 1: "Chant de pénitence", copyright © 2003, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Amelia Maria Imbarrato) , title 1: "Canto di penitenza", copyright © 2006, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , title 1: "Boetelied", copyright © 2014, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Marco Crosetto) , title 1: "Inno di penitenza", copyright © 2014, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Text added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.

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Inno di penitenza

Language: Italian (Italiano) after the German (Deutsch)

Contro di te solo, contro di te, ho peccato,
e spesso ho fatto del male davanti a te.
Tu vedi la colpa che proclama la mia maledizione;
osserva, Dio, anche la mia miseria.

Non sono nascosti a te la mia supplica, il mio sospiro,
e le mie lacrime ti sono dinnanzi.
Oh Dio, mio ​​Dio, quanto tempo devo angustiarmi?
Per quanto tempo ti allontani da me?

Signore, vieni presto, mio tutore, per aiutarmi,
e conducimi nel sentiero della rettitudine.
Egli ascolta il mio pianto, il Signore risponde alla preghiera,
E si prende cura della mia anima.

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  • Translation from German (Deutsch) to Italian (Italiano) copyright © 2014 by Marco Crosetto, (re)printed on this website with kind permission. To reprint and distribute this author's work for concert programs, CD booklets, etc., you may ask the copyright-holder(s) directly or ask us; we are authorized to grant permission on their behalf. Please provide the translator's name when contacting us.


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