sometimes misattributed to Volkslieder (Folksongs) and by Peter Rosegger (1843 - 1918)
Translation © by Emily Ezust

Armer Sünder, du
Language: German (Deutsch) 
Available translation(s): ENG FRE
Armer Sünder, du, 
Die Erde ist dein Schuh;
Mark und Blut,
Der Himmel ist dein Hut.
Fleisch und Bein
Sollen von dir gesegnet sein,
Du heilige Dreifaltigkeit
Von nun an bis in Ewigkeit!

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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, and transliterations (if applicable):

  • ENG English (Emily Ezust) , title 1: "Poor sinner, you", copyright ©
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , title unknown, copyright © 2009, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


Researcher for this text: Emily Ezust [Administrator]

This text was added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.
Line count: 8
Word count: 33

Poor sinner, you
Language: English  after the German (Deutsch) 
Poor sinner, you,
the earth is your shoe;
marrow and blood,
the sky is your hat.
Flesh and bone
you should be blessed,
O holy trinity,
from now until eternity!

Authorship

  • 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:

    Translation copyright © by Emily Ezust,
    from the LiederNet Archive -- https://www.lieder.net/

    For any other purpose, please write to the e-mail address below to request permission and discuss possible fees.


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This text was added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.
Line count: 8
Word count: 30