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Ave Maria! Jungfrau mild

Language: German (Deutsch) after the English

Ave Maria! Jungfrau mild,
Erhöre einer Jungfrau Flehen,
Aus diesem Felsen starr und wild
Soll mein Gebet zu dir hinwehen.
Wir schlafen sicher bis zum Morgen,
Ob Menschen noch so grausam sind.
O Jungfrau, sieh der Jungfrau Sorgen,
O Mutter, hör ein bittend Kind! 
Ave Maria!

Ave Maria! Unbefleckt!
Wenn wir auf diesen [Felsen sinken]1
Zum Schlaf, und uns dein Schutz bedeckt,
Wird weich der harte Fels uns dünken.
Du lächelst, Rosendüfte wehen
In dieser dumpfen Felsenkluft.
O Mutter, höre Kindes Flehen,
O Jungfrau, eine Jungfrau ruft!
Ave Maria!

Ave Maria! Reine Magd!
Der Erde und der Luft Dämonen,
Von deines Auges Huld verjagt,
Sie können hier nicht bei uns wohnen.
Wir woll'n uns still dem Schicksal beugen,
Da uns dein heil'ger Trost anweht;
Der Jungfrau wolle hold dich neigen,
Dem Kind, das für den Vater fleht.
Ave Maria!


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F. Mendelssohn Bartholdy sets stanza 1

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Confirmed with Das Fräulein vom See. Ein Gedicht in sechs Gesängen von Walter Scott. Aus dem Englischen, und mit einer historischen Einleitung und Anmerkungen von D. Adam Storck, weiland Professor in Bremen. Zweite, vom Uebersetzer selbst noch verbesserte Auflage. Essen, bei G. D. Bädeker. 1823, pages 127-128; and with Das Fräulein vom See. Ein Gedicht in sechs Gesängen von Walter Scott. Aus dem Englischen, und mit einer historischen Einleitung und Anmerkungen von D. Adam Storck, Professor in Bremen. Essen, bei G. D. Bädeker. 1819, pages 135-136.

1 Storck (1819 edition), and Schubert: "Fels hinsinken"

Submitted by Richard Morris and Peter Rastl [Guest Editor]


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Ave Maria! Vergine dolce

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

Ave Maria! Vergine dolce,
Esaudisci la preghiera di una vergine,
Da questa rupe aspra e selvaggia
Giunga fino a te la mia invocazione.
Fino al mattino dormiremo sicuri,
per quanto crudeli possano essere gli uomini.
O Vergine,considera gli affanni di una vergine,
O Madre, ascolta una figlia che ti invoca!
Ave Maria!
Ave Maria! Immacolata!
Quando ci chiniamo su questa rupe
per dormire, e la Tua protezione ci avvolge
la dura roccia diventa per noi morbida.
Tu sorridi e un profumo di rosa sovrasta
l'umido tanfo di questo crepaccio.
O Madre, ascolta una figlia che ti supplica
O Vergine, una vergine ti chiama!
Ave Maria!
Ave Maria! Vergine pura!
I demoni della terra e dell'aria,
respinti dalla grazia del Tuo sguardo,
non possono restare fra noi.
Accettiamo in silenzio il nostro destino,
perché assistiti dal Tuo santo conforto;
Benevola chinati su questa vergine,
verso la figlia che per il padre prega.
Ave Maria!

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