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Christus der Kinderfreund

Language: German (Deutsch)

Das zarte Knäblein ward ein Mann,
Erlöst uns von der Sünde Bann;
Doch neigt er freundlich immerdar
Und liebend sich zur Kinderschar.
Habt ihr den Ruf des Herrn vernommen,
Des Heilands Stimme mild und weich?
"Lasset die Kleinen zu mir kommen,
Denn ihrer ist das Himmelreich!"

Mich aber mahnt die Weihnachtszeit
An Träume der Vergangenheit;
Erinnrungsodem hauchet mild
Den Schleier von der Kindheit Bild;
Da Lichter hell am Baum erglommen,
Ist mir, als würd ich Kindern gleich,
Als dürft ich mit euch Kleinen kommen,
Zu teilen euer Himmelreich.

Translation(s): ENG ITA

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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: "Christ the Friend of Children", copyright ©
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Amelia Maria Imbarrato) , title 1: "Cristo, l'amico dei bambini", copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

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