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Language: Russian (Русский)

Спаситель, Спаситель!
Чиста моя вера,
Как пламя молитвы!
Но, Боже, и вере
Могила темна!
Что слух мне заменит?
Потухшие очи?
Глубокое чувство
Остывшего сердца?
Что будет жизнь духа
Без этого сердца?
На крест, на могилу,
На небо, на землю,
На точку начала
И цели творений
Творец всемогущий
Накинул завесу,
Наложил печать —
Печать та навеки,
Её не расторгнут
Миры, разрушаясь,
Огонь не растопит,
Не смоет вода!..

Прости мне, Спаситель!
Слезу моей грешной
Вечерней молитвы:
Во тьме она светит
Любовью к Тебе…

Translation(s): GER

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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)

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Text added to the website: 2015-10-04 00:00:00.

Last modified: 2015-10-04 18:48:33

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Word count: 81

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Language: German (Deutsch) after the Russian (Русский)

[Mein]1 Heiland, mein Heiland!
Sieh, rein ist mein Glaube,
Wie Glut des Gebetes;
Doch, Herr, auch dem Glauben
Ist dunkel das Grab!...
Was beut mir Ersatz einst
Für Ohren und Augen -
Das glühende Fühlen
Des sterbenden Herzens?
Was - ohne dies Herz - ist
Das Leben des Geistes?...

Auf Kreuz und auf Grab, wie
Auf Himmel und Erde,
Vom Anfang der Schöpfung
Bis zu ihrem Ausgang,
Hast Du, o Allmächt'ger,
Den Schleier geworfen,
Dein Siegel gedrückt -
Dein ewiges Siegel.

Die Welt mag zertrümmern,
Dein Siegel zerreißt nicht,
Kein Feuer verbrennt es,
Kein Wasser erweicht's.

Verzeih' mir, mein Heiland,
Daß meinem Gebete
Einfloß eine Thräne:
Sie leuchtet im Dunkeln
Von Liebe zu Dir.

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1 Göhler, Scharwenka: "O mein"; further changes may exist not shown above.

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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)

Text added to the website: 2014-07-27 00:00:00.

Last modified: 2014-07-28 00:50:27

Line count: 28
Word count: 114