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Sankt Raphael

Language: German (Deutsch)

Tröst die Bedrängten
und hilf den Kranken,
Sankt Raphael,
Bresten und Schaden
uns überladen,
o hilf, o hilf, Sankt Raphael.

Wann wir uns legen,
tu unser pflegen,
Sankt Raphael,
unsere Schmerzen
nehme zu Herzen,
o hilf, o hilf, Sankt Raphael.

Hin zum Verderben,
lass niemand sterben,
Sankt Raphael,
beichten und büßen,
alle wir müssen,
o hilf, o hilf, Sankt Raphael.

Translation(s): DUT ENG

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Submitted by Emily Ezust [Administrator]


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):

  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , "Sint Rafael", copyright © 2015, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Laura Prichard) , "Saint Raphael", copyright © 2018, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Text added to the website: 2005-08-25.
Last modified: 2015-06-16 12:41:04
Line count: 18
Word count: 60

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Saint Raphael

Language: English after the German (Deutsch)

Comfort the afflicted
and help the sick,
Saint Raphael,
Infirmities and injuries
overwhelm us,
help us, oh help us, Saint Raphael.

When we lie down,
watch over us,
Saint Raphael,
our pains
take to heart,
help us, oh help us, Saint Raphael.

[As we move] toward destruction,
let no one be killed,
Saint Raphael,
confessing and atoning,
we all must come,
help us, oh help us, Saint Raphael.

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Text added to the website: 2018-03-14.
Last modified: 2018-03-14 15:49:45
Line count: 18
Word count: 68