Translation © by Anton Bespalov, Rianne Stam

Дитя, как цветок ты прекрасна
Language: Russian (Русский)  after the German (Deutsch) 
Available translation(s): ENG
 Дитя, как цветок ты прекрасна,
 Светла, и чиста, и мила.
 Смотрю на тебя, и любуюсь,
 И снова душа ожила...

 Охотно б тебе на головку
 Я руки свои возложил;
 Прося чтобы Бог тебя вечно
 Прекрасной и чистой хранил.

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  • ENG English (Anton Bespalov) (Rianne Stam) , "My child, you are beautiful as a flower", copyright © 2004, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

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This text was added to the website: 2003-11-17
Line count: 8
Word count: 38

My child, you are beautiful as a flower
Language: English  after the Russian (Русский) 
My child, you are beautiful as a flower,
Fair, and pure, and sweet.
I look at you, and admire you,
And again my heart is stirred...

I would gladly lay my hands
on your little head;
Asking God to keep you
beautiful and pure forever.


  • Translation from Russian (Русский) to English copyright © 2004 by Anton Bespalov and Rianne Stam, (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: 2004-10-01
Line count: 8
Word count: 45