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Herr, schicke was du willt

Language: German (Deutsch)

Herr, schicke was du [willt]1,
Ein Liebes oder Leides;
Ich bin vergnügt, daß beides
Aus Deinen Händen quillt.

Wollest mit Freuden 
Und wollest mit Leiden
Mich nicht überschütten!
Doch in der Mitten,
Liegt holdes Bescheiden.


Translation(s): ENG ENG FRE FRE ITA SPA

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1 the modern form, "willst", is often used instead.

Submitted by Emily Ezust [Administrator]

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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 or excerpts, and transliterations (if applicable):

  • ENG English (Emily Ezust) , "Prayer", copyright ©
  • ENG English (Bertram Kottmann) , "Prayer", copyright © 2004, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , "Prière", copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Stéphane Goldet) (Pierre de Rosamel) , "Prière", copyright © 2012, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Amelia Maria Imbarrato) , "Preghiera", copyright © 2008, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • SPA Spanish (Español) (Martin Zubiria) , "Plegaria", copyright © 2010, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


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

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Prayer

Language: English after the German (Deutsch)

Lord, send what You will,
love or sorrow;
I am content that both
spring from Your hands.

But may you wish with neither joy 
nor sorrow
to overwhelm me!
For in the middle
lies modest contentment.


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Based on
  • a text in German (Deutsch) by Eduard Mörike (1804 - 1875), "Gebet" FRE FRE ITA SPA
      • This text was set to music by the following composer(s): Dieter Acker, Carl Attenhofer, Gary Bachlund, Thomas Bartel, G. Bezold, G. Böttcher, Michael Brough, Max Bruch, Arthur Dangel, Hugo Distler, Siegfried Fietz, Hans Fleischer, Adalbert von Goldschmidt, Jürgen Golle, Heinrich , Freiherr von Herzogenberg, K. Hösel, Gustav Jenner, Robert Kahn, R. Lichey, Roger Matscheizik, Manfred Meier, Karl-Josef Müller, Eduard Karl Nössler, P. Prehl, Louis Victor Franz Saar, Theresia Schlechtriem, Othmar Schoeck, Heinrich Spitta, Ad. Stolz, Richard Trunk, Wolfgang Ulrich, Felix Paul Weingartner, Justus Hermann Wetzel, Hugo Wolf, Emilie Zumsteeg. Go to the text.

 

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

Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:01:42
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Word count: 36