U vrat obiteli svyatoj
Language: Russian (Русский) 
Available translation(s): ENG
U vrat obiteli svyatoj
Stoyal prosyashhij podayan`ya,
[Bednyak issoxshij, chut` zhivoj]1
Ot glada, zhazhdy' i stradan`ya.

Kuska lish` xleba on prosil,
I vzor yavlyal zhivuyu muku,
I kto-to kamen` polozhil
V ego protyanutuyu ruku.

Tak ya molil tvoej lyubvi
S slezami gor`kimi, s toskoyu;
Tak chuvstva luchshie moi
[Obmanuty' navek]2 toboyu!

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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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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 ENG ; composed by Feliks Mikhailovich Blumenfeld.
  • Also set in German (Deutsch), a translation by Anonymous/Unidentified Artist ENG ; 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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This text was added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.
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Word count: 51