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Das ist der Tag des Herrn!

Language: German (Deutsch)

Das ist der Tag des Herrn!
Ich bin allein auf weiter Flur;
Noch eine Morgenglocke nur,
Nun Stille nah und fern.

Anbetend knie ich hier.
O süßes Graun, geheimes Wehn,
Als knieten viele ungesehn
Und beteten mit mir.

Der Himmel nah und fern
Er ist so [klar]1 und feierlich,
So ganz, als wollt er öffnen sich.
Das ist der Tag des Herrn!


Translation(s): DUT ENG ENG FRE

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1 Mendelssohn: "still" (in some printings)

Submitted by Emily Ezust

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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) , copyright © 2016, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (John Glenn Paton) , "A shepherd's Sunday song", copyright © 2003, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English [singable] (Bertram Kottmann) , "Shepherd's Sunday Song", copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , "Chant dominical du berger", copyright © 2010, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


Text added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.

Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:01:52
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Word count: 62

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A shepherd's Sunday song

Language: English after the German (Deutsch)

This is the day of the Lord!
I am alone on the wide meadow;
yet only one morning bell,
then silence near and far.
 
Adoring,  I kneel here.
O sweet shudder!  Secret stirring!
As if many knelt unseen
and prayed with me.
 
The sky near and far,
it is so serene and solemn,
altogether as if it would open up!
This is the day of the Lord!


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Based on
  • a text in German (Deutsch) by Johann Ludwig Uhland (1787 - 1862), "Schäfers Sonntagslied", appears in Lieder DUT FRE
      • This text was set to music by the following composer(s): Ernesto Drangosch, Robert Emmerich, Gustav Flügel, Alexis Holländer, J. G. Hübner, Al. Kern, Conradin Kreutzer, Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy, Felix Paul Weingartner. Go to the text.

 

Text added to the website: 2004-01-28.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:02:04
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