Translation © by Amelia Maria Imbarrato

Urlicht
Language: German (Deutsch) 
Available translation(s): CAT ENG FRE IRI ITA SPA SPA
O Röschen rot,
Der Mensch liegt in größter Not,
Der Mensch liegt in größter Pein,
Je lieber möcht' ich im Himmel sein.
Da kam ich auf einem breiten Weg,
Da kam ein Engelein und wollt' mich abweisen.
Ach nein, ich ließ mich nicht abweisen!
Ich bin von Gott und will wieder zu Gott,
Der liebe Gott wird mir ein Lichtchen geben,
Wird leuchten mir bis [in]1 das ewig selig' Leben!

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

  • CAT Catalan (Català) (Salvador Pila) , "Llum primigènia", copyright © 2009, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Ahmed E. Ismail) , "Primal light", copyright © 2004 by Ahmed E. Ismail, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , "Lumière primaire", copyright © 2009, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • IRI Irish (Gaelic) [singable] (Gabriel Rosenstock) , "Úrléas", copyright © 2016, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Amelia Maria Imbarrato) , "Luce originaria", copyright © 2006, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • SPA Spanish (Español) (Arnaldo Rossi) , "Luz primigenia (de El cuerno maravilloso del joven)"
  • SPA Spanish (Español) (Elisa Rapado) , "Luz primigenia", copyright © 2018, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


Researcher for this text: John Versmoren

Text added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:01:26
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Luce originaria
Language: Italian (Italiano)  after the German (Deutsch) 
O rosellina rossa,
l'uomo giace in gran dolore,
l'uomo giace in gran pena,
preferirei essere in cielo.
Qui venni su una strada larga,
qua venne un angioletto e mi voleva respingere!
Ah, no, non mi lasciai repsingere!
Io sono di Dio e voglio tornare a Dio,
il caro Dio mi darà una piccola luce,
mi illuminerà fino alla beata vita eterna!

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Text added to the website: 2006-06-25 00:00:00
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:02:19
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Word count: 61