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Es fiel ein Thau vom Himmel himmlisch...

Language: German (Deutsch)

Es fiel ein Thau vom Himmel himmlisch mild,
Der alle Pflanzen bis zur Wurzel stillt;
   Laß dein Sehnen,
   Laß die Thränen!
Es fiel ein [Thau der alles Dürsten stillt]1.

Ein sanftes Sausen kommt aus hoher Luft,
Still grünt das Thal und steht in Veilchenduft;
   Göttlich Leben
   Fühl' ich weben,
[Ein sanftes Sausen kommt aus hoher Luft]2.

Wie Engelsflügel blitzt es über Land;
Nun schmück' dich Herz, thu an ein rein Gewand! 
  Sieh, die Sonne
  Steigt in Wonne,
Wie Engelsflügel blitzt es über Land.

Macht [weit]3 das Thor! Der König ziehet ein,
Die Welt soll jung und lauter Friede sein;
  Streuet Palmen!
  Singet Psalmen!
[Hosannah]4 singt, der König ziehet ein.

Translation(s): FRE

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1 Bruch: "Thau, der alle, alle Pflanzen stillt"; Reger: "Tau vom Himmel mild"
2 Bruch: "Still blüht das Thal und steht in Veilchenduft!"; omitted by Reger.
3 Bruch, Reger: "hoch"
4 Reger: "Hosianna"

Submitted by Emily Ezust


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):

  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , title 1: "Matin des rameaux", copyright © 2016, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Text added to the website: 2009-11-20.
Last modified: 2016-07-11 22:51:26
Line count: 20
Word count: 109

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Matin des rameaux

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

Il tombe du ciel une rosée céleste et douce,
Qui nourrit toutes les plantes jusqu'à la racine ;
  Cessez votre impatience,
  Cessez vos larmes !
Il tombe une douce rosée du ciel.

Une voix douce descend du ciel,
En silence la vallée verdit et le parfum des violettes se répand.
  Divine vie,
  Je me sens en mouvement.
Une voix douce descend du ciel.

Comme des ailes d'anges scintillent sur la terre ;
Maintenant pare ton cœur, la rosée tombe en une robe pure !
  Voyez, le soleil
  Se lève dans le bonheur,
Comme des ailes d'anges scintillent sur la terre.

Ouvrez grandes les portes ! Le Roi arrive,
Le monde doit être jeune et plein de paix.
  Jonchez le sol de palmes !
  Chantez des psaumes !
Chantez Hosanna, le Roi arrive.

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Based on
  • a text in German (Deutsch) by Emanuel von Geibel (1815 - 1884), "Palmsonntagmorgen"
      • This text was set to music by the following composer(s): Max Bruch, Reinhold Finsterbusch, C. A. Joh. Masberg, Max Reger. Go to the text.


Text added to the website: 2016-07-11.
Last modified: 2016-07-11 22:52:05
Line count: 20
Word count: 132