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Schien mir's, als ich sah die Sonne

Language: German (Deutsch) after the Swedish (Svenska)

Schien mir's, als ich sah die Sonne,
daß ich schaute den Verborgnen:
jeder Mensch genießt die Werke,
selig, der das Gute übet.
Für die Zornestat, die du verübtest,
büße nicht mit Bosheit;
tröste den, den du betrübtest,
gütig, und es wird dir frommen.
Der nur fürchtet, der sich hat vergangen:
gut ist schuldlos leben.

Translation(s): ENG FRE

List of language codes

Submitted by Hubert Schmid


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)

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

  • ENG English (Emily Ezust) , title 1: "It seems to me that when I saw the sun", copyright ©
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , title 1: "Il me semblait quand je voyais le soleil", copyright © 2009, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Text added to the website: 2003-10-20 00:00:00.

Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:01:57

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Il me semblait quand je voyais le soleil

Language: French (Français) after the German (Deutsch)

Il me semblait quand je voyais le soleil,
que je regardais celui qui est caché :
chaque homme se réjouit de ses œuvres,
béni soit celui qui fait le bien.
Pour les actes de colères, que tu as commis,
n'expie pas avec méchanceté,
console celui que tu as affecté,
avec bonté, et cela te profitera.
Celui qui craint, c'est celui qui a péché :
c'est bien de vivre sans faute.

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Text added to the website: 2009-09-21 00:00:00.

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