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Sohn der Jungfrau, Himmelskind! am Boden

Language: German (Deutsch)

Sohn der Jungfrau, Himmelskind! am Boden
Auf dem Holz der Schmerzen eingeschlafen,
Das der fromme Meister, sinnvoll spielend,
Deinen leichten Träumen unterlegte;
Blume du, noch in der Knospe dämmernd
Eingehüllt die Herrlichkeit des Vaters!
O wer sehen könnte, welche Bilder
Hinter dieser Stirne, diesen schwarzen
Wimpern sich in sanftem Wechsel malen!

Translation(s): ENG FRE FRE ITA

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Confirmed with Mörike, Eduard. Gedichte, Dramatisches, Erzählendes, Stuttgart: J.G. Cotta'sche Buchhandlung, Nachf., 1961, page 127.

Submitted by Sharon Krebs [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)

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

  • ENG English (Sharon Krebs) , no title, copyright ©, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Amelia Maria Imbarrato) , title 1: "Gesù Bambino che dorme", copyright © 2010, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , title 1: "Le sommeil de l'enfant Jésus", copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Stéphane Goldet) (Pierre de Rosamel) , title 1: "L'Enfant Jésus endormi", copyright © 2012, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Text added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.

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Gesù Bambino che dorme

Language: Italian (Italiano) after the German (Deutsch)

Figlio della Vergine, Bimbo del cielo! A terra, 
sul legno del dolore addormentato, 
così il devoto Maestro, con gioco pieno di significati, 
ha rappresentato i tuoi sogni lievi; 
tu fiore ancora in boccio all'alba
tutto avvolto della divinità del Padre! 
Oh, chi può vedere, quali immagini 
dietro questa fronte, queste nere sopracciglia, 
passano dolcemente cangianti! 
[Figlio della Vergine, Bimbo del cielo!]

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  • Translation from German (Deutsch) to Italian (Italiano) copyright © 2010 by Amelia Maria Imbarrato, (re)printed on this website with kind permission. To reprint and distribute this author's work for concert programs, CD booklets, etc., you must ask the copyright-holder(s) directly for permission. If you receive no response, you must consider it a refusal.

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Based on
  • a text in German (Deutsch) by Eduard Mörike (1804 - 1875), "Schlafendes Jesuskind, gemalt von Franc. Albani" ENG FRE FRE
      • This text was set to music by the following composer(s): Hugo Wolf. Go to the text.


Text added to the website: 2010-09-16.
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