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Das Veilchen

Language: German (Deutsch)

Spende, Veilchen, deine Düfte 
zu Marias Preis und Ruhm, 
statt des Weihrauchs, statt der Myrrhen
bring'ich dich in's Heiligthum.

[Eitler]1 Prunk und bunt Geschmeide
sind nicht deiner Schönheit Zier,
in dem einfach blauen Kleide
prangst du edler als Saphir.

Stille blühst du und bescheiden
deiner Tugend [unbewusst]2,
einsam willst du gerne wohnen 
aller Menschen Freud und Lust.

So auch blüthest du, Maria,
einsten als des Herren Braut,
Gott hat aller Welten Segen,
alle Himmel dir vertraut.

Keusche Jungfrau, Himmelspforte,
lass mich wie das Veilchen sein,
ohne Stolz und ohne Hoffart
stets bescheiden, keusch und rein.

Lass mich wie die blauen Blümchen
immer sanft sein, fromm und gut,
dir, Maria, stets zu Ehren
leben unter deiner Hut.


Translation(s): ENG ENG FRE ITA

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1 one Liszt score has the typo "Eiller" here.
2 the same Liszt score has the typo "und bewusst" here.

Submitted by Virginia Knight

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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 (Sharon Krebs) , title 1: "The violet", copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English [singable] (John Bernhoff) , title 1: "The violet"
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , title 1: "La violette", copyright © 2012, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Ferdinando Albeggiani) , title 1: "La violetta", copyright © 2012, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


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