Translation © by Ferdinando Albeggiani

Der Engel
Language: German (Deutsch) 
Available translation(s): CAT ENG FRE ITA NOR NYN RUS
In der Kindheit frühen Tagen 
Hört ich oft von Engeln sagen,
Die des Himmels hehre Wonne
Tauschen mit der Erdensonne,

Daß, wo bang ein Herz in Sorgen
Schmachtet vor der Welt verborgen,
Daß, wo still es will verbluten,
Und vergehn in Tränenfluten,

Daß, wo brünstig sein Gebet
Einzig um Erlösung fleht,
Da der Engel niederschwebt,
Und es sanft gen Himmel hebt.

Ja, es stieg auch mir ein Engel nieder,
Und auf leuchtendem Gefieder
Führt er, ferne jedem Schmerz,
Meinen Geist nun himmelwärts!

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

  • CAT Catalan (Català) (Salvador Pila) , "L'àngel", copyright © 2010, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Emily Ezust) , "The angel", copyright ©
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , "L'ange", copyright © 2009, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Ferdinando Albeggiani) , "L'angelo", copyright © 2007, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Arrigo Enrico Boito) , "L' angelo"
  • NOR Norwegian (Bokmål) (Marianne Beate Kielland) , "Engelen", copyright © 2012, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • NYN Norwegian (Nynorsk) (Are Frode Søholt) , "Engelen", copyright © 2012, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • RUS Russian (Русский) (Elena Danilova) , "Ангел", copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


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Text added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:01:55
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L'angelo
Language: Italian (Italiano)  after the German (Deutsch) 
Nei giorni primi della mia infanzia
Ho udito spesso raccontare di angeli
Che rinunciavano alle sublimi gioie celesti
Per cambiarle con il sole terreno
 
E che là dove un cuore angosciato
languisce, al mondo nascosto,
che là dove si dissangua in silenzio
sciogliendosi in un mare di lacrime,
 
che là dove fervido prega
implorando soltanto salvezza,
scende allora l'angelo in volo
e dolcemente lo porta in cielo.

E così anche a me un angelo discende,
e sulle sue lucenti piume,
lontano da ogni dolore, solleva
la mia anima in alto, nel cielo!

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  • Translation from German (Deutsch) to Italian (Italiano) copyright © 2007 by Ferdinando Albeggiani, (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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Text added to the website: 2007-11-13 00:00:00
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:02:29
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Word count: 92