by Christoph Christian Sturm (1740 - 1786)
Translation © by Marco Crosetto

Jesus in Gethsemane
Language: German (Deutsch) 
Available translation(s): ITA
Schau hin! Dort in Gethsemane
klagt, trauert, bebt der Heiligste
und ringt mit Todesqual.
O sieh ihn weinen, beten, knien:
herb ist der Kelch: doch trinkt er ihn.

Schau hin! wenn einst das Grab dich schreckt
und kalter Schweiß die Stirn bedeckt:
sein Trauren, seine Qual,
sein Flehn, sein Ringen mit dem Tod
versüß dir deine letzte Not.


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  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Marco Crosetto) , title 1: "Gesù nel Getsemani", copyright © 2014, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

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Word count: 58

Gesù nel Getsemani
Language: Italian (Italiano)  after the German (Deutsch) 
Guardate! Lì, nel Getsemani
Il Santo si lamenta, piange, si scuote
e lotta con agonia.
O vederlo piangere, pregare, in ginocchio:
amaro è il calice: ma lo beve.

Guardate! Quando un giorno la tomba ti spaventerà
e sudore freddo ti coprirà la fronte:
il suo pianto, il suo tormento,
le sue preghiere, le sue lotte con la morte
addolciranno per te l'ultima angoscia.


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This text was added to the website: 2014-12-09
Line count: 10
Word count: 63