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Hymne

Language: German (Deutsch) after the Greek (Ελληνικά)

Es sinkt die Nacht, Selene, tritt hervor,
Erglänze uns in deiner Hörner Pracht,
Ergiess' dich leuchtend durch das Silbertor
Um mitzufeiern uns're Liebesnacht!
 
Lass' auf Kallisto deine Strahlen ruhn,
Die selber mir erglänzt in gold'nem Schein.
Herabzuseh'n auf der Verliebten Tun
Soll dir, Unsterbliche, gestattet sein.
 
Die Liebsten wie auch mich, die er beglückt,
Wirst du, Selene, dann beseligt nennen,
Hat doch auch dich Endymion entzückt
Und liess in Sehnsucht dir das Herz entbrennen.


Translation(s): ENG

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Submitted by Sharon Krebs [Guest Editor]

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

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Text added to the website: 2009-06-11.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:03:15
Line count: 12
Word count: 74

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Hymn

Language: English after the German (Deutsch)

Now falleth night. Selene doth appear.
Resplendent from celestial heights above
Glide through the garden gate, draw shimm'ring near
To celebrate our night of love.
 
Thy blissful rays let on Kallisto rest
Whose beauty shineth forth in golden light;
Permitted by to thee, immortal guest,
To share our rapt, ecstatic love's delight.
 
My love and I, enriched through him as well,
Will then appear to thee as blessed forever,
Thou who hast felt through fair Endymion's spell
Thine own heart flame in longing's keen endeavour.


Submitted by Sharon Krebs [Guest Editor]

Authorship


Based on
Based on

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


Text added to the website: 2009-06-11.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:03:15
Line count: 12
Word count: 85