Translation © by Sharon Krebs

Nach der Geburt ihres Sohnes
Language: German (Deutsch)  after the Scottish (Scots) 
Available translation(s): DUT ENG FRE
Herr Jesu Christ, den sie gekrönt mit Dornen,
Beschütze die Geburt des hier Gebor'nen.
Und [sei's]1 dein Will', lass sein Geschlecht zugleich
Lang herrschen [noch in diesem]2 Königreich.
Und alles, was geschieht in seinem Namen,
Sei dir zu Ruhm und Preis und Ehre, Amen.

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Confirmed with: Rose und Distel, Poesien aus England und Schottland, übertragen von Giesbert Freiherrn Vincke, Dessau, Druck und Verlag von Gebrüder Katz, 1853, page 30.

1 Schumann: "sei's"
2 Raff: "über dieses"
3 Raff, Schumann: "zu"
4 Raff, Schumann: "Ehre"


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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):

  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , "Na de geboorte van haar zoon", copyright © 2012, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Sharon Krebs) , "After the birth of her son", subtitle: "By Mary Stuart. [original in] Scottish [sic].", copyright ©, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , "Après la naissance de son fils", copyright © 2013, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Research team for this text: Ted Perry , Sharon Krebs [Guest Editor]

This text was added to the website: 2003-11-08
Line count: 6
Word count: 44

After the birth of her son
Language: English  after the German (Deutsch) 
Lord Jesus Christ, whom they crowned with thorns,
Guard the birth of the child born here.
And if it be Thy will, let his line
Long reign [yet in]1 this kingdom,
And may everything that comes to pass in his name
Be to Thy glory and praise and honour -- Amen! --

Subtitle: "By Mary Stuart. [original in] Scottish [sic]."

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1 Raff: "over this"


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This text was added to the website: 2015-02-03
Line count: 6
Word count: 50