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Hymnus an den heiligen Geist

Language: German (Deutsch)

Komm' heil'ger Geist! erhöre unser Flehen,
Die sehnend auf zu dir, zu dir Verheißnem sehen.
Herab [auf]1 uns komm, Tröster du,
In unser Herz leg' Himmelsruh'.

O komm zu stärken unsern Glaubensmuth,
Verlaß auf unserm Pfad uns nicht,
Du Bote aus [des Himmels Licht]2,
Und leite uns zu dem, was recht und gut!

Translation(s): CAT

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Note: This is the text from Schubert's manuscript. The first edition of Schubert's Hymnus an den heiligen Geist, published as op. posth. 154 by Anton Diabelli in 1849, conveys a rather different text.

1 Schubert (in the repetition): "zu"
2 Schubert (Alte Gesamtausgabe): "dem Himmelslicht"

Submitted by Guy Laffaille [Guest Editor] and Peter Rastl [Guest Editor]


Musical settings (art songs, Lieder, mélodies, (etc.), choral pieces, and other vocal works set to this text), listed by composer (not necessarily exhaustive)

Set in a modified version by Franz Peter Schubert.

Available translations, adaptations or excerpts, and transliterations (if applicable):

  • CAT Catalan (Català) (Salvador Pila) , "Himne a l’Esperit Sant", copyright © 2019, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Text added to the website: 2011-11-06 00:00:00.

Last modified: 2017-12-16 08:11:29

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Word count: 53

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Himne a l’Esperit Sant

Language: Catalan (Català) after the German (Deutsch)

Vine Esperit Sant! Escolta les nostres súpliques,
que amb anhel a tu, propici, s’adrecen.
Esguarda cap baix, vers nosaltres, tu que reconfortes,
diposita la pau celestial als nostres cors.

Oh, vine per reforçar el coratge de la nostra fe,
no ens abandonis en el nostre camí,
tu missatger de la llum celestial,
condueix-nos a tot el que és just i bo.

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Text added to the website: 2019-06-07 00:00:00.

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