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Sei Mutter der Barmherzigkeit

Language: German (Deutsch)

Sei Mutter der Barmherzigkeit,
Sei Königin gegrüßet,
Des Lebens Freud' und Süßigkeit,
Durch die uns Trost zufließet.
Zu dir, o Mutter, rufen wir,
Mit Tränen seufzen wir zu dir,
O wend' dein [freundlich]1 Angesicht
Auf uns vom Himmels Throne.

Versag' uns deine Fürbitt' nicht
Bei Jesu, deinem Sohne,
Nach unserm Tode zeig' uns ihn,
Bei ihm sei uns're Mittlerin
In aller Trübsal, [in]2 Angst und Not.
[O hilf uns in den]3 Leiden,
Hilf, tröste uns und bitt' bei Gott,
Wenn wir von hinnen scheiden,
Erwerb uns Sieg im letzten Streit,
O Mutter der Barmherzigkeit!

Translation(s): CAT DUT ENG FRE

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Note: While Kohlbrenner's original text (see below) consists of three stanzas with 6 lines each, Schubert subdivided the text into four stanzas (4+4+5+5 lines). Kohlbrenner's Salve Regina has been reprinted many times in various prayer books, with small textual variations. Schubert's actual text source is not known, comparatively close is Katholisches Gesangbuch zum allgemeinen Gebrauche bei öffentlichen Gottesverehrungen, Erster Band. München, 1810, pages 354-355.

1 Gesangbuch 1810: "himmlisch"; Kohlbrenner: "gütig"
2 added by Schubert
3 Gesangbuch 1810, and Kohlbrenner: "Komm uns zu Hülf im"

Submitted by Lau Kanen [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)

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

  • CAT Catalan (Català) (Salvador Pila) , copyright © 2019, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , "Duits Salve Regina", copyright © 2012, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Laura Prichard) , "German Salve Regina (Hail, Queen of Heaven)", subtitle: "Hymn to the Holy Mother of God", copyright © 2016, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , "Salve regina allemand", copyright © 2016, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Text added to the website: 2012-03-24 00:00:00.

Last modified: 2017-07-15 22:39:32

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