by Paul Heyse (1830 - 1914)
Translation © by Laura Prichard

Die du Gott gebarst, du Reine
Language: German (Deutsch)  after the Spanish (Español) 
Available translation(s): ENG FRE
Die du Gott gebarst, du Reine,
Und alleine
Uns gelöst aus unsern Ketten,
Mach mich fröhlich, der ich weine,
Denn nur deine
Huld und Gnade mag uns retten.

Herrin, ganz zu dir mich wende,
Daß sich ende
Diese Qual und dieses Grauen,
Daß der Tod mich furchtlos fände,
Und nicht blende
Mich das Licht der Himmelsauen.

Weil du unbefleckt geboren,
Zu des ew'gen Ruhmes Stätten
Wie mich Leiden auch um floren,
Bin ich doch, willst du mich retten.

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

  • ENG English (Laura Prichard) , "You who bore God", copyright © 2015, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

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This text was added to the website: 2003-11-08
Line count: 18
Word count: 80

You who bore God
Language: English  after the German (Deutsch) 
You who bore God, you [most] Pure,
And alone
Loosed us from our chains,
Make me joyful, I who weep,
For only your
Grace and mercy will redeem us.

Lady1, I turn completely to you,
In order to end
This pain and this gloom,
[So] that death will find me fearless,
And not blind
Me from the light of the Elysian fields.

Since you were born immaculate,
For realms of eternal glory,
[You] may lift away my suffering and
No [longer] lost
Will I be, if you wish to save me.

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1 literally, the female form of the word “Lord”


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This text was added to the website: 2015-12-27
Line count: 18
Word count: 92