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Der hehre Engel, der die Pforte

Language: German (Deutsch)

Recitativ Tenor-Solo
 Der hehre Engel, der die Pforte
 Des Lichts bewacht, vernimmt die Worte,
 Und wie er lauscht und näher schleicht
 Dem sanften Lied, entsinkt ihm eine Träne;
 Er sprach:

Der Engel
 Dir, Kind des Stamms, schön, doch voll Sünden
 Kann eine frohe Hoffnung ich noch künden.
 Im Schicksalsbuche stehn die Worte:
 »Es sei der Schuld die Peri bar,
 Die bringt zu dieser ew'gen Pforte
 Des Himmels liebste Gabe dar!«
 Geh, suche sie und werde rein:
 Gern laß ich die Entsühnten ein!

Translation(s): FRE ITA SPA

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Note: this text is a translation of part of Thomas Moore's Paradise and the Peri.

Submitted by Guy Laffaille [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)

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

  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , "L'ange glorieux par qui la porte", copyright © 2012, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Ferdinando Albeggiani) , "L'angelo maestoso che le porte", copyright © 2013, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • SPA Spanish (Español) (Saúl Botero Restrepo) , copyright © 2014, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Text added to the website: 2012-12-13.
Last modified: 2017-10-11 12:39:25
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Word count: 82

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L'ange glorieux par qui la porte

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

Récitatif Ténor solo
 L'ange glorieux par qui la porte
 De la lumière était gardée, 
 Et comme il s'approchait plus près et entendait
 Le doux chant, il fit tomber une larme ;
 Il dit :

 Pour toi, enfant du tronc, belle, mais pleine de péchés
 Je peux annoncer pourtant un espoir heureux.
 Dans le livre du destin se trouvent les paroles :
 « La faute de la Péri sera effacée
 Si elle apporte à cette porte éternelle
 Le don que le ciel aime par-dessus tout ! »
 Va, cherche-le et tu deviendras pure :
 Je laisserai volontiers entrer celle qui a expié !

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Text added to the website: 2012-12-13.
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