by Matthias Jacob Schleiden (1804 - 1881), as Ernst
Translation Singable translation by Anonymous / Unidentified Author

Ave Maria
Language: German (Deutsch) 
Leis sinkt der Dämm'rung Schleier
Auf Wiese, Feld und Wald.
Ein Glockenton erschallt,
Und ruft zur Abendfeier.
Ave, Maria!
Du reine Jungfrau sei gegrüßt.
Die uns der Liebe Leitstern ist,
Und uns des Himmels Glück erschließt.
Ave, Maria!

Der Liebe Stern im Abend
Erglimmt in mildem Schein,
Des müden Menschen Pein
Mit Ruhverheißung labend.
Ave, Maria!
Du Stern der Liebe hast erquickt
Das arme Herz, das Kummer drückt,
Weil's um sich her nur Nacht erblickt.
Ave, Maria! 

Das Licht ist jetzt geschieden,
Der Nachtgesang erklingt,
Und süßer Schlummer bringt
[Dem]1 Müden Ruh' und Frieden.
Ave, Maria!
Maria, Born des Friedens du,
Führ' gnädig uns dem Himmel zu,
Zur Ruh', zur ew'gen Ruh'.
Ave, Maria!

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Ave Maria
Language: English  after the German (Deutsch) 
Softly the dusk is falling;
O'er forest, hill and dell
Resounds the evening bell;
To evensong 'tis calling:
Ave Maria!
Thou Virgin pure, we bend us low,
Thy love our guiding star doth glow,
The path of Heav'n to us to show,
Ave Maria!











Now daylight hath departed,
And night above us wings;
A tranquil sleep it brings
Unto the weary-hearted.
Ave Maria!
O fount of heavenly mercy blest,
Guide safely home our hearts distress'd,
And give us rest, yes endless rest.
Ave Maria!

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Researcher for this text: Sharon Krebs [Guest Editor]

This text was added to the website: 2009-02-04
Line count: 18
Word count: 84