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Groß ist Jehova, der Herr! denn Himmel...

Language: German (Deutsch)

Groß ist Jehova, der Herr! denn Himmel und Erde verkünden
Seine Macht! - Du hörst sie im brausenden Sturm, in des Waldstroms
Lautaufrauschendem Ruf, in des grünenden Waldes Gesäusel;
Siehst sie in wogender Saaten Gold, in lieblicher Blumen
Glühendem Schmelz, im Glanz des sternebesäeten Himmels!
Furchtbar tönt sie im Donnergeroll, und flammt in des Blitzes
Schnellhinzuckendem Flug; doch kündet das pochende Herz dir
Fühlbarer noch Jehova's Macht, des unendlichen Gottes,
Blickst du flehend empor, und hoffst der Erbarmungen Fülle!

Translation(s): CAT DUT ENG FRE

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Confirmed with Perlen der heiligen Vorzeit. Gesammelt durch Johann Ladislav Pyrker. Helias der Thesbit. Elisa. Die Makkabäer. Ofen, 1821. Gedruckt, auf Kosten des Ofner wohlthätigen Frauen-Vereines, in der kön. ung. Universitäts-Buchdruckerey, nach Watts'scher Art, pages 60-61; and with Perlen der heiligen Vorzeit. Von Johann Ladislav Pyrker. Zweyte, vollständige Ausgabe. Wien. Gedruckt und im Verlage bey Anton Strauß, und im Büreau des wohlthätigen Frauenvereins in Ofen. 1826, page 143,

Note: These verses are an excerpt of the much longer poem Elisa; they appear in Erster Gesang. Tod, verses 91-99 (first edition, 1821).

Submitted by Richard Morris and Peter Rastl [Guest Editor]


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) , "El Totpoderós", copyright © 2018, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , "De almacht", copyright © 2007, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Gary L. Miller) , "The all-powerful", copyright © 2005, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , "Le Tout-puissant", copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

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