Translation © by Laura Prichard

Vom heiligen Märtyrer Emmerano, Bischoffen zu Regenspurg
Language: German (Deutsch) 
Available translation(s): DUT ENG
Komm Mainz, komm Bayrn, komm Österreich
komm Aquitan, komm ganz Frankreich.
 Ruft alle an St. Emmeran,
 sein Vorbitt uns geleit
 zu der ewigen Seligkeit.

Zu Piktavis, da du geborn,
zum Bischoff erstlich wirst erkorn.

Dein Eifer aber da nicht bleibt,
von dann'gen Regensburg dich treibt.

Bayern dein ander Bistum war,
manch Seel errettst aus Not und G'fahr.

Dein Tod solchs g'nug bezeugen tut,
zahlst fremde Schuld mit deinem Blut.

Der wöll ihm durch sein Mart'r und Pein
all Christenland befohlen sein.


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

  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , "Over de heilige martelaar Emmeraan", copyright © 2015, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Laura Prichard) , "The Holy Martyr St. Emmeran, Bishop of Regensburg", copyright © 2018, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Researcher for this text: Emily Ezust [Administrator]

This text was added to the website: 2005-08-25
Line count: 16
Word count: 82

The Holy Martyr St. Emmeran, Bishop of Regensburg
Language: English  after the German (Deutsch) 
Come Mainz, come Bavaria, come Austria
come Aquitaine, come all of France.
 Everyone call on St. Emmeran,
 his Preface guides us
 to eternal salvation.

To the Loire Valley, for this you were born,
to the bishopric you were first elected.

But your enthusiasm was not satisfied there,
on to Regenburg you drove.

Bavaria was your other bishopric,
you saved many souls from distress and danger.

Your death attests enough, in that,
you pay strangers’ debts with your blood.

For his martyrdom and pain
all Christendom is ordered to honor him.

Translator's notes:
Line 1-4: "Preface" : a prayer of thanksgiving and exhortation serving as an introduction to the canon of the Mass
Line 2-1: "Loire Valley" : the Pictones were a tribe inhabiting the south bank of the Loire in western France during the Roman invasions.


  • Translation from German (Deutsch) to English copyright © 2018 by Laura Prichard, (re)printed on this website with kind permission. To reprint and distribute this author's work for concert programs, CD booklets, etc., you may ask the copyright-holder(s) directly or ask us; we are authorized to grant permission on their behalf. Please provide the translator's name when contacting us.

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This text was added to the website: 2018-03-14
Line count: 16
Word count: 91