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Lord Jesu Chryst that Crounit was with...

Language: Scottish (Scots)

Lord Jesu Chryst that Crounit was with Thornse
Preserve the Birth quhais Badgie heir is borne.
And send Hir Sonce Successione to Reigne still
Lang in this Realme, if that it be Thy will
Als Grant O Lord quhat ever of Hir proseed
Be to Thy Glorie Honor and Prais sobeid.

Translation(s): GER

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Confirmed with A. J. Youngson, The Companion Guide to Edinburgh and the Borders, Companion Guides, Woodbridge, 1993, 2001, p. 10.

Note: According to the musicologist Jon Finson, this text is actually anonymous graffiti on the wall of Edinburgh Castle, rather than a poem by Mary Stuart.

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)

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Settings in other languages, adaptations, or excerpts:

Text added to the website: 2015-02-03 00:00:00.

Last modified: 2015-02-03 21:30:15

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Nach der Geburt ihres Sohnes

Language: German (Deutsch) after the Scottish (Scots)

Herr Jesu Christ, den sie gekrönt mit Dornen,
Beschütze die Geburt des hier Gebor'nen.
Und [sei's]1 dein Will', lass sein Geschlecht zugleich
Lang herrschen [noch in diesem]2 Königreich.
Und alles, was geschieht in seinem Namen,
Sei dir zu Ruhm und Preis und Ehre, Amen.

Translation(s): DUT ENG FRE

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Confirmed with: Rose und Distel, Poesien aus England und Schottland, übertragen von Giesbert Freiherrn Vincke, Dessau, Druck und Verlag von Gebrüder Katz, 1853, page 30.

1 Schumann: "sei's"
2 Raff: "über dieses"
3 Raff, Schumann: "zu"
4 Raff, Schumann: "Ehre"

Submitted by Ted Perry and Sharon Krebs [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):

  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , "Na de geboorte van haar zoon", copyright © 2012, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Sharon Krebs) , "After the birth of her son", subtitle: "By Mary Stuart. [original in] Scottish [sic].", copyright ©, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , "Après la naissance de son fils", copyright © 2013, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Text added to the website: 2003-11-08 00:00:00.

Last modified: 2015-02-03 19:50:30

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