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Sei Mutter der Barmherzigkeit

Language: German (Deutsch)

Sei Mutter der Barmherzigkeit,
Sei Königin gegrüßet,
Des Lebens Freud' und Süßigkeit,
Durch die uns Trost zufließet.
Zu dir, o Mutter, rufen wir,
Mit Tränen seufzen wir zu dir,
O wend' dein [freundlich]1 Angesicht
Auf uns vom Himmels Throne.

Versag' uns deine Fürbitt' nicht
Bei Jesu, deinem Sohne,
Nach unserm Tode zeig' uns ihn,
Bei ihm sei uns're Mittlerin
In aller Trübsal, [in]2 Angst und Not.
[O hilf uns in den]3 Leiden,
Hilf, tröste uns und bitt' bei Gott,
Wenn wir von hinnen scheiden,
Erwerb uns Sieg im letzten Streit,
O Mutter der Barmherzigkeit!

Translation(s): DUT ENG FRE

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Note: While Kohlbrenner's original text (see below) consists of three stanzas with 6 lines each, Schubert subdivided the text into four stanzas (4+4+5+5 lines). Kohlbrenner's Salve Regina has been reprinted many times in various prayer books, with small textual variations. Schubert's actual text source is not known, comparatively close is Katholisches Gesangbuch zum allgemeinen Gebrauche bei öffentlichen Gottesverehrungen, Erster Band. München, 1810, pages 354-355.

1 Gesangbuch 1810: "himmlisch"; Kohlbrenner: "gütig"
2 added by Schubert
3 Gesangbuch 1810, and Kohlbrenner: "Komm uns zu Hülf im"

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

  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , title 1: "Duits Salve Regina", copyright © 2012, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Laura Prichard) , title 1: "German Salve Regina (Hail, Queen of Heaven)", subtitle: "Hymn to the Holy Mother of God", copyright © 2016, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , title 1: "Salve regina allemand", copyright © 2016, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Text added to the website: 2012-03-24.
Last modified: 2017-07-15 22:39:32
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Word count: 94

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Salve regina allemand

Language: French (Français) after the German (Deutsch)

Salut, mère de miséricorde,
Salut , Reine,
Joie et douceur de la vie,
À travers elles, le réconfort vient vers nous.

À toi, ô mère, nous lançons notre appel,
Avec des larmes, nous soupirons vers toi,
Oh, tourne ton visage amical
Vers nous depuis le trône céleste.
Ne nous refuse pas ton intercession
Auprès de Jésus, ton fils,
Après notre mort, mène-nous à lui,
Près de lui tu es notre médiatrice,
Dans toutes les afflictions, dans la crainte et la détresse.

Oh, aide-nous dans la souffrance,
Aide-nous console-nous et prie Dieu,
Quand nous devons partir d'ici.
Accorde-nous la victoire dans le dernier combat,
Ô mère de miséricorde.

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Text added to the website: 2016-05-21.
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