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Das ist der Tag des Herrn!

Language: German (Deutsch)

Das ist der Tag des Herrn!
Ich bin allein auf weiter Flur;
Noch eine Morgenglocke nur,
Nun Stille nah und fern.

Anbetend knie ich hier.
O süßes Graun, geheimes Wehn,
Als knieten viele ungesehn
Und beteten mit mir.

Der Himmel nah und fern
Er ist so [klar]1 und feierlich,
So ganz, als wollt er öffnen sich.
Das ist der Tag des Herrn!


Translation(s): DUT ENG ENG FRE

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1 Mendelssohn: "still" (in some printings)

Submitted by Emily Ezust

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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):

  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , copyright © 2016, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (John Glenn Paton) , "A shepherd's Sunday song", copyright © 2003, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English [singable] (Bertram Kottmann) , "Shepherd's Sunday Song", copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , "Chant dominical du berger", copyright © 2010, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


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

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Shepherd's Sunday Song

Language: English after the German (Deutsch)

This is the Lord's own day!
In open fields I am alone;
'tis but one morning bell's lone tone
that now has died away.

In prayer I bend my knee.
O pleasant awe, mysterious breeze,
as if a lot did bend their knees
and pray, unseen, with me.

Now, near and far away,
the sky is clear and dignified,
as if it meant to open wide.
This is the Lord's own day!


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  • Singable translation from German (Deutsch) to English copyright © 2011 by Bertram Kottmann, (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 Johann Ludwig Uhland (1787 - 1862), "Schäfers Sonntagslied", appears in Lieder DUT FRE
      • This text was set to music by the following composer(s): Ernesto Drangosch, Robert Emmerich, Gustav Flügel, Alexis Holländer, J. G. Hübner, Al. Kern, Conradin Kreutzer, Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy, Felix Paul Weingartner. Go to the text.

 

Text added to the website: 2011-03-02.
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