У врат обители святой
Language: Russian (Русский) 
Available translation(s): ENG
У врат обители святой
Стоял просящий подаянья,
[Бедняк иссохший, чуть живой]1
От глада, жажды и страданья.

Куска лишь хлеба он просил,
И взор являл живую муку,
И кто-то камень положил
В его протянутую руку.

Так я молил твоей любви
С слезами горькими, с тоскою;
Так чувства лучшие мои
[Обмануты навек]2 тобою!

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1 Rachmaninov: "Бессильный, бледный и худой" ("Bessil'nyj, blednyj i khudoj")
2 Donaurov, Rachmaninov: "Навек обмануты" ("Navek obmanuty")

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Authorship:

Musical settings (art songs, Lieder, mélodies, (etc.), choral pieces, and other vocal works set to this text), listed by composer (not necessarily exhaustive):

Settings in other languages, adaptations, or excerpts:

  • Also set in French (Français), a translation by A. Aleksandrova ; composed by Feliks Mikhailovich Blumenfeld.
  • Also set in German (Deutsch), a translation by Anonymous/Unidentified Artist ; composed by Karl Yulyevich Davidov.
  • Also set in German (Deutsch), a translation by Anonymous/Unidentified Artist ; composed by Feliks Mikhailovich Blumenfeld.

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

  • ENG English (Anton Bespalov) (Rianne Stam) , "At the gates of the holy cloister", copyright ©, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


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