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Die, deren Schoß geboren

Language: German (Deutsch)

Die, deren Schoß geboren,
In Wonn und Lust verloren,
Ihr Kind in Armen hält,
Sie gibt dir Preis und Ehren,
Und weint des Dankes Zähren
Dir, Vater aller Welt.

Und, welcher du verneinet
Des Leibes Segen, weinet
Und grämt und härmet sich,
Sie hebt zu dir die Arme
Und betet: ach! erbarme,
Erbarme meiner dich!

Ich Ärmste nur von allen,
In Schuld und Schmach [gefallen]1,
Bin elend grenzenlos;
Ich bete: -- weh mir! -- mache,
Aus Mitleid oder Rache,
Unfruchtbar meinen Schoß.

Translation(s): ENG FRE

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1 Geisler: "verfallen"

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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 (Rufus Hallmark) , copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Text added to the website: 2009-04-25 00:00:00.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:03:12
Line count: 18
Word count: 80

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Celle dont les entrailles ont enfanté

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

Celle dont les entrailles ont enfanté,
Perdue dans la volupté et le plaisir,
Elle tient son enfant dans ses bras,
Elle te loue et t'honore
Et verse des pleurs de remerciement,
Père du monde entier.

Et celle à qui tu as dénié
Le bonheur du corps, pleure
Et s'afflige et se tourmente,
Elle lève les bras vers toi
Et supplie : ah ! Aie pitié
Aie pitié de moi !

Moi, la plus pauvre d'entre toutes,
Tombée dans le péché et l'opprobre,
Je suis immensément misérable ;
Je t'en prie -- pauvre de moi ! --
Que ta pitié ou ta punition
Rende mon ventre stérile.

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Text added to the website: 2011-01-21 00:00:00.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:04:13
Line count: 18
Word count: 104