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Über die Hütte weht der Wind, wo Joseph und Maria sind. In den Ritzen Heu und Stroh, und die Beiden so wunderfroh. In dem allerärmsten Haus geht ein Glanz [von dem]1 Kinde aus, das in dieser seligen Nacht in der Krippe liegt und lacht. Engel kommen und wiegen es ein: das ist das süsse Jesulein.
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1 Humperdinck: "vom"
- by Albert Sergel (1876 - 1946) [author's text not yet checked against a primary source]
Musical settings (art songs, Lieder, mélodies, (etc.), choral pieces, and other vocal works set to this text), listed by composer (not necessarily exhaustive)
- by Engelbert Humperdinck (1854 - 1921), "Weihnachten", 1909-10, from Kinderlieder, no. 8 [ sung text checked 1 time]
- by Heinrich Kaspar Schmid (1874 - 1953), "An der Krippe", op. 15 no. 1, published 1907/8 [ voice and piano ], from Ringelreihen: 21 Kinderlieder von Albert Sergel, no. 1, München: Wunderhornverlag [ sung text not yet checked against a primary source]
- by Richard Trunk (1879 - 1968), "Weihnachten", op. 61 no. 2, published c1930 [ voice, piano ], from Weihnachtslieder, no. 2 [ sung text checked 1 time]
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- ENG English (Malcolm Wren) , "Christmas", copyright © 2008, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
Researcher for this text: Barbara Miller
The wind blows over the stable where Joseph and Mary are. In the cracks are hay and straw, and both of them are so amazingly happy. In this most poor of houses light beams out from the child who, on this blessed night, is lying and laughing in the crib. Angels come and rock him: it is sweet little Jesus.
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