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Gebet

Language: German (Deutsch)

Rose:
 Dank, Herr, dir dort im Sternenland,
 Du führtest mich an Vaterhand,
 Und in der Leiden Becher fiel
 Ein Himmelstropfen, süss und kühl;

 Nun wolle Ruh der Müden schenken
 Dass ich gestärkt dem jungen Tag,
 Was er auch bring', entgegen blicken mag!
 (Im Einschlummern).
 Ob sie wohl mein gedenken?

Chor der Elfen:
 Schwesterlein!
 Hörst du nicht beim Sternenschein
 Unser Lied.
 Hörst du nicht die Glöckchen fein,
 Rosenblut?
 Hörst du nicht beim Sternenschein
 Das Elfenlied?

 Lass dich nicht berücken,
 Kehr' zu uns zurück,
 Hoffe nicht auf Glück!

 Nur bei uns,
 Im Reich der Elfen,
 Wohnt die Lust,
 Aber Schmerz und Leiden
 in der Menschenbrust.

 Schwesterlein!
 Klingt in deinen Traum hinein
 Nicht unser Gruss?
 Fühlst du nicht im Mondenschein
 Unsern Kuss?

 Lass dich nicht berücken,
 Keh'r zu uns zurück!
 Hoffe nicht auf Glück!

 Wähnst du, dass auf Erden
 Wohne dauernd Glück?
 In der Schmerzensträne
 Stirbt der Freude Blick.

 Röslein, komm zurück,
 Hoffe nicht auf Glück,
 Komm' zurück!


Translation(s): ENG FRE ITA

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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)

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

  • ENG English (Sharon Krebs) , "Prayer", copyright © 2009, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Fran├žais) (Guy Laffaille) , "Prière", copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Ferdinando Albeggiani) , "Preghiera", copyright © 2009, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


Text added to the website: 2004-07-30.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:02:09
Line count: 41
Word count: 155

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Prayer

Language: English after the German (Deutsch)

Rose:
 Thanks be to you, Lord, in the starry realm,
 You led me as by a father's hand,
 And into the cup of sorrow fell
 A drop from Heaven, sweet and cool.

 Now may rest grant to me, the tired one,
 That, strengthened, I may gaze
 Toward the new day, whatever it brings.
(as she falls asleep)
 I wonder if they think of me?

Choir of Fairies:
 Little sister!
 Don't you hear in the starlight
 Our song,
 Don't you hear the delicate bells,
 Descendant of roses?
 Don't you hear in the starlight
 The song of the fairies?

 Don't let yourself be led astray,
 Return to us,
 Do not set your hopes on happiness!

 Only here with us,
 In the kingdom of the fairies,
 Happiness dwells,
 But pain and suffering
 [Dwell] in the human breast.

 Little sister!
 Don't you hear in your dreams
 Our greeting?
 Don't you feel in the moonlight
 Our kiss?

 Don't let yourself be led astray,
 Return to us,
 Do not set your hopes on happiness!

 Do you imagine that upon the earth
 Permanent happiness dwells?
 In the tear of pain
 The gaze of joy dies.

 Little rose, return to us,
 Do not set your hopes on happiness!
 Return to us!


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Text added to the website: 2009-07-10.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:03:18
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Word count: 203