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Pax vobiscum

Language: German (Deutsch)

»Der Friede sey mit euch!« das war dein Abschiedssegen.
Und so vom Kreis der Gläubigen umkniet,
Vom Siegesstrahl der Gottheit angeglüht,
Flogst du dem ew'gen Heimathland entgegen. -
  Und Friede kam in ihre treuen Herzen,
  Und lohnte sie in ihren [höchsten]1 Schmerzen,
  Und stärkte sie in ihrem Martertod.
  Ich glaube dich, du großer Gott!

Der Friede sey mit euch! rufst du im Rosenglühen
Des Himmels uns an jedem Abend zu,
Wenn alle Wesen zur [erwünschten]2 Ruh
Vom harten Gang des schwülen Tages ziehen;
  Und Berg und Thal und Strom und [Meereswogen]3,
  Vom weichen Hauch des Nebels überflogen,
  Noch schöner werden unterm milden Roth;
  Ich liebe dich, du guter Gott!

Der Friede sey mit euch! so lacht die erste Blume
Des jungen Frühlings uns vertraulich an,
Wenn sie, mit allen Reizen angethan,
Sich bildet in der Schöpfung Heiligthume.
  Wen sollte auch nicht Friede da umschweben,
  Wo Erd und Himmel ringsum sich beleben,
  Und alles aufsteht aus des Winters Tod?
  Ich hoff' auf dich, du starker Gott!


Translation(s): CAT DUT ENG FRE

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Confirmed with Gedichte von Franz von Schober, Stuttgart und Tübingen, J.G.Cotta'scher Verlag, 1842, page 79.

Note: Schubert wrote only the first stanza into his manuscript, and he put no repeat mark at the end; it is uncertain if he wanted the other two stanzas being sung. The printed editions of this song include all three stanzas, but with stanzas 2 and 3 in reverse order, so that the final lines of each stanza are in the usual sequence of "Glaube, Hoffnung und Liebe".

1 Schubert "größten"
2 Schubert (all older printed editions) "ersehnten"
3 Schubert (and Schober's manuscript) "Seeswogen"

Submitted by Richard Morris and Peter Rastl [Guest Editor]

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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):

  • CAT Catalan (Català) (Salvador Pila) , "Pax vobiscum", copyright © 2017, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , "Pax vobiscum", copyright © 2007, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Emily Ezust) , "Pax vobiscum", copyright ©
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , "La paix soit avec vous", copyright © 2016, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


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Pax vobiscum

Language: Catalan (Català) after the German (Deutsch)

"La pau sigui amb vosaltres!" Això fou la teva benedicció de comiat.
I així, del cercle de fidels agenollats al teu voltant,
il•luminat pels raigs de la divinitat triomfant,
t'enlairares vers la teva pàtria eterna.
I la pau entrà dins llurs cors fidels
i els rescabalà de llurs grans sofriments
i els donà forces davant llur mort al martiri.
Jo crec en tu, oh gran Déu!

"La pau sigui amb vosaltres!" Ens crides en la vermellor
del cel de tots els capvespres
quan totes les criatures
es dirigeixen vers l'anhelat repòs
després de l'aspre decurs d'un dia sufocant;
i les muntanyes, les valls, els rius i les ones del mar
envoltades pel delicat alè de la boira
esdevenen encara més formosos sota aquesta suau vermellor.
T'estimo, oh Déu bondadós!

"La pau sigui amb vosaltres!" Així ens somriuen entranyablement
les primeres flors de la jove primavera
quan elles, ormejades amb tots els seus encants,
s'integren en el santuari de la creació.
Qui no voldria que la pau voleiés al seu entorn,
allà on arreu el cel i la terra es revifen
i tot reneix de la mort de l'hivern?
Jo confio en tu, oh Déu poderós!


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Text added to the website: 2017-05-27.
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