by Eduard Mörike (1804 - 1875)
Translation © by Emily Ezust

Der König bei der Krönung
Language: German (Deutsch) 
Available translation(s): CAT ENG FRE ITA
Dir angetrauet am Altare,
O Vaterland, wie bin ich dein!
Laß für das Rechte mich und Wahre
Nun Priester oder Opfer sein!

Geuß auf mein Haupt, Herr, deine Schale,
Ein köstlich Öl des Friedens, aus,
Daß ich wie eine Sonne strahle
Dem Vaterland und meinem Haus!

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Musical settings (art songs, Lieder, mélodies, (etc.), choral pieces, and other vocal works set to this text), listed by composer (not necessarily exhaustive)

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

  • CAT Catalan (Català) (Salvador Pila) , "El rei al seu coronament", copyright © 2014, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Emily Ezust) , "The king at his coronation", copyright ©
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , "Le roi à son couronnement", copyright © 2014, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Ferdinando Albeggiani) , "Il re durante l'incoronazione", copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


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Text added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:01:42
Line count: 8
Word count: 46

The king at his coronation
Language: English  after the German (Deutsch) 
 Wedded to you at the altar,
 O Fatherland, I am yours!
 For the righteous and true, let me
 now be a priest or an offering!
 
 Pour out upon my head, Lord, your cup,
 with the precious oil of peace - pour it out
 so that I can shine like the sun
 upon my Fatherland and my home!

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  • Translation from German (Deutsch) to English copyright © by Emily Ezust

    Emily Ezust permits her translations to be reproduced without prior permission for printed (not online) programs to free-admission concerts only, provided the following credit is given:

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    from the LiederNet Archive -- https://www.lieder.net/

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Text added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:01:42
Line count: 8
Word count: 58