by Robert Burns (1759 - 1796)
Translation by L. G. Silbergleit

Prayer for Mary
Language: English 
Powers celestial, whose protection
  Ever guards the virtuos fair,
While in distant climes I wander,
  Let my Mary be your care:
Let her form sae fair and faultless,
  Fair and fautless as your own:
Let my Mary’s kindred spirit
  Draw your choicest influence down.
 
Make the gales you waft around her,
  Soft and peaceful as her breast;
Breathing in the breeze that fans her,
  Soothe her bosom into rest:
Guardian angels, O protect her,
  When in distant lands I roam;
To realms unknown while fate exiles me,
  Make her bosom still my home.

Confirmed with The Collected Poems of Robert Burns, Wordsworth Editions Limited, 1994, p. 458.


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Marie
Language: German (Deutsch)  after the English 
Himmlesmächte, die ihr schirmet
Holde Mädchen, schön und gut,
Schützet gnädig mir [Marien]1,
Stärkt ihr theures, süßes Blut.

Während in die Fern' ich fahre,
Bleib' es heil gleich euch und rein.
Eure schönsten Harmonieen 
Haucht in ihre Seele ein.

Lasset eure linden Lüfte
[Friede]2 wehn in ihr Gemüth,
Daß durch jeden süßen Schlummer 
Freundlich ihr ein Traumbild [zieht]3.

Himmelsmächte, schirmt die Theure,
Wann ich fahre abendwärts.
Wann ich irre in [der]4 Ferne,
Bleibe Heimath mir ihr Herz.

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Confirmed with Robert Burns' Lieder und Balladen für deutsche Leser ausgewählt und frei bearbeitet von L. G. Silbergleit, Leipzig, Druck und Verlag von Philipp Reclam jun., 1870, pages 47-48.

1 Goldmark: "Marie"
2 Goldmark: "Frieden"
3 Goldmark: "geht"
4 Goldmark: "die"

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  • by Carl Goldmark (1830 - 1915), "Marie", op. 21 (Vier Lieder für 1 Singstimme mit Pianofortebegleitung) no. 2 (187-?), published 1875 [low voice and piano], Wien, Gotthard [
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This text was added to the website: 2014-07-27
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