by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749 - 1832)
Translation © by Salvador Pila

An Gottes Thron
Language: German (Deutsch) 
Available translation(s): CAT
Nachts, wann gute Geister schweifen,
Schlaf dir von der Stirne streifen,
Mondenlicht und Sternenflimmern
Dich mit ewigem All umschimmern,
Scheinst du dir entkörpert schon,
Wagest dich an Gottes Thron.


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

  • CAT Catalan (Català) (Salvador Pila) , "Al tron de Déu", copyright © 2015, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Gary Bachlund) , "Before God's throne", written 2010, copyright © 2010, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Researcher for this text: Emily Ezust [Administrator]

This text was added to the website: 2011-12-29
Line count: 6
Word count: 29

Al tron de Déu
Language: Catalan (Català)  after the German (Deutsch) 
A la nit, quan ronden els bons esperits
i la son t’acaricia el front,
la llum de la lluna i el titil·leig de les estrelles
t’il·luminen amb l’univers etern,
si et sentissis ja incorpori,
gosaries anar al tron de Déu. 


  • Translation from German (Deutsch) to Catalan (Català) copyright © 2015 by Salvador Pila, (re)printed on this website with kind permission. To reprint and distribute this author's work for concert programs, CD booklets, etc., you may ask the copyright-holder(s) directly or ask us; we are authorized to grant permission on their behalf. Please provide the translator's name when contacting us.

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This text was added to the website: 2015-03-20
Line count: 6
Word count: 40