by Salomo Franck (1659 - 1725)
Translation © by Guy Laffaille

O Seelenparadies
Language: German (Deutsch) 
Available translation(s): FRE
O Seelenparadies,
Das Gottes Geist durchwehet,
Der bei der Schöpfung blies,
Der Geist, der nie vergehet;
Auf, auf, bereite dich,
Der Tröster nahet sich.


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

  • ENG English [singable] (Ebenezer Prout) , title 1: "O paradise of souls"
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , title 1: "O paradis des âmes", copyright © 2016, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

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O paradis des âmes
Language: French (Français)  after the German (Deutsch) 
O paradis des âmes,
À travers qui l'Esprit de Dieu respire,
Lui qui souffla lors de la création,
L'Esprit, qui jamais disparaît ;
Debout, debout, prépare-toi,
Le consolateur s'approche.


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Text added to the website: 2016-02-13 00:00:00
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