by William Bartholomew (1793 - 1867)
Translation Singable translation by William Bartholomew (1793 - 1867)

Hör mein bitten
Language: German (Deutsch)  after the Latin 
Available translation(s): DUT
Hör mein Bitten, Herr, neige dich zu mir,
auf deines Kindes Stimme habe Acht!
Ich bin allein; wer wird mir Tröster und Helfer sein?
Ich irre ohne Pfad in dunkler Nacht!

Die Feinde, sie droh'n und heben ihr Haupt:
"Wo ist nun der Retter, an den ihr geglaubt?"
Sie lästern dich täglich, sie stellen uns nach
und halten die Frommen in Knechtschaft und Schmach.

Mich fasst des Todes Furcht bei ihrem Dräu'n!
Sie sind unzählige, ich bin allein.
Mit meiner Kraft kann ich nicht widerstehn.
Herr, kämpfe du für mich, Gott, hör mein Flehn!

O könnt ich fliegen wie Tauben dahin,
weit hinweg vor dem Feinde zu fliehn!
In die Wüste eilt ich dann fort,
fände Ruhe am schattigen Ort.

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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)

Settings in other languages, adaptations, or excerpts:

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

  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , "Hoor mijn smeken, Heer", copyright © 2017, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


Researcher for this text: Johannes Becker

This text was added to the website: 2004-12-01
Line count: 16
Word count: 120

Hear my prayer
Language: English  after the German (Deutsch) 
Available translation(s): DUT FRE
Hear my prayer, O God, incline Thine ear!
Thyself from my petition do not hide.
Take heed to me! Hear how in prayer I mourn to Thee,
Without Thee all is dark, I have no guide.

The enemy shouteth, the godless come fast!
Iniquity, hatred, upon me they cast!
The wicked oppress me, Ah where shall I fly?
Perplexed and bewildered, O God, hear my cry!

My heart is sorely pained within my breast,
my soul with deathly terror is oppressed,
trembling and fearfulness upon me fall,
with horror overwhelmed, Lord, hear me call!

O for the wings, for the wings of a dove!
Far away, far away would I rove!
In the wilderness build me a nest,
and remain there for ever at rest.

Authorship

Based onBased on

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):

  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) (William Ouwehand) , "Hoor mijn gebed", copyright © 2020, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , "Entends ma prière", copyright © 2016, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


Researcher for this text: Lau Kanen [Guest Editor]

This text was added to the website: 2017-09-09
Line count: 16
Word count: 125