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Hymnus an den heiligen Geist

Language: German (Deutsch)

Komm' heil'ger Geist! erhöre unser Flehen,
Die sehnend auf zu dir, zu dir Verheißnem sehen.
Herab [auf]1 uns komm, Tröster du,
In unser Herz leg' Himmelsruh'.

O komm zu stärken unsern Glaubensmuth,
Verlaß auf unserm Pfad uns nicht,
Du Bote aus [des Himmels Licht]2,
Und leite uns zu dem, was recht und gut!

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Note: This is the text from Schubert's manuscript. The first edition of Schubert's Hymnus an den heiligen Geist, published as op. posth. 154 by Anton Diabelli in 1849, conveys a rather different text.

1 Schubert (in the repetition): "zu"
2 Schubert (Alte Gesamtausgabe): "dem Himmelslicht"

Submitted by Guy Laffaille [Guest Editor] and Peter Rastl [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)

Set in a modified version by Franz Peter Schubert.

Text added to the website: 2011-11-06.
Last modified: 2017-12-16 08:11:29
Line count: 8
Word count: 53

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