Translation by Friedrich Martin von Bodenstedt (1819 - 1892)

В минуту жизни трудную
Language: Russian (Русский) 
В минуту жизни трудную
Теснится ль в сердце грусть,
Одну молитву чудную
Твержу я наизусть.

Есть сила благодатная
В [созвучьи]1 слов живых,
И дышит непонятная,
Святая прелесть в них.

С души как бремя скатится,
Сомненье далеко --
И верится, и плачется,
И так легко, легко...

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1 Medtner: "sozvuch'je"

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

  • ENG English (Martha Gilbert Dickinson Bianchi) , "The prayer", appears in Russian Lyrics, first published 1916


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Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:01:38
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Gebet
Language: German (Deutsch)  after the Russian (Русский) 
Available translation(s): ITA
In Stunden der Entmutigung, 
wenns gar zu trübe geht,
gibt Trost mir und Ermutigung 
ein wundersüß Gebet. 

Sein heilig Wort so weihevoll, 
so voll von Leben tönt; 
es fühlt mein Herz sich reuevoll, 
beseligt und versöhnt. 

Aus meiner Brust der Zweifel scheu, 
wie eine Last entweicht. 
Ich wein aufs Neu, ich glaub aufs Neu,
mir wird so leicht, so leicht.

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

  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Amelia Maria Imbarrato) , title 1: "Preghiera", copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


Researcher for this text: Virginia Knight

Text added to the website: 2003-11-10 00:00:00
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:01:59
Line count: 12
Word count: 60