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Die Ehre Gottes aus der Natur

Language: German (Deutsch)

Die Himmel rühmen des Ewigen Ehre;
  Ihr Schall pflanzt seinen Namen fort.
Ihn rühmt der Erdkreis, ihn preisen die Meere;
  Vernimm, o Mensch, ihr göttlich Wort!

Wer trägt der Himmel unzählbare Sterne?
  Wer führt die Sonn aus ihrem Zelt?
Sie kommt und leuchtet und lacht uns von ferne
  Und läuft den Weg gleich als ein Held.

Vernimm's, und siehe die Wunder der Werke, 
  Die die Natur dir aufgestellt! 
Verkündigt Weisheit und Ordnung und Stärke 
  Dir nicht den Herrn, den Herrn der Welt? 

Kannst du der Wesen unzählbare Heere, 
  Den kleinsten Staub fühllos beschaun? 
Durch wen ist alles? O gib ihm die Ehre! 
  Mir, ruft der Herr, sollst du vertraun. 

Mein ist die Kraft, mein ist Himmel und Erde; 
  An meinen Werken kennst du mich. 
Ich bin's, und werde sein, der ich sein werde, 
  Dein Gott und Vater ewiglich. 

Ich bin dein Schöpfer, bin Weisheit und Güte, 
  Ein Gott der Ordnung und dein Heil; 
Ich bin's! Mich liebe von ganzem Gemüte, 
  Und nimm an meiner Gnade Teil.

Translation(s): DUT ENG ENG FRE ITA

List of language codes

C. Bach sets stanzas 1, 4-6
L. Beethoven sets stanzas 1-2

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, and transliterations (if applicable):

  • ENG English (Emily Ezust) , title 1: "The glory of God in nature", copyright ©
  • ENG English [singable] (Allen Shearer) , title 1: "God's Glory in Nature", copyright © 2003, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Angelika Frenzel) , title 1: "L'Hommage rendu à Dieu par la Nature", copyright © 2003, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Amelia Maria Imbarrato) , title 1: "La natura canta la gloria di Dio", copyright © 2006, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , title 1: "De roem van God in de natuur", copyright © 2014, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Text added to the website: 2003-10-20.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:01:57
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Word count: 166

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La natura canta la gloria di Dio

Language: Italian (Italiano) after the German (Deutsch)

I cieli cantano la gloria dell'Eterno,
voi echi rinnovatene e moltiplicatene il nome.
Lo esaltano le terre, lo lodano i mari,
ascolta, o creatura, la loro parola divina.

Chi muove le stelle innumerevoli nel cielo?
Chi conduce il sole fuori dalla sua casa?
Esso viene a illuminarci, e ci sorride da lontano,
e percorre la sua via di gloria come un eroe.

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  • Translation from German (Deutsch) to Italian (Italiano) copyright © 2006 by Amelia Maria Imbarrato, (re)printed on this website with kind permission. To reprint and distribute this author's work for concert programs, CD booklets, etc., you must ask the copyright-holder(s) directly for permission. If you receive no response, you must consider it a refusal.

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Text added to the website: 2006-01-11.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:02:17
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Word count: 62