by Eduard Mörike (1804 - 1875)
Translation © by Ferdinando Albeggiani

Wie heimlicher Weise
Language: German (Deutsch) 
Available translation(s): CAT ENG FRE FRE ITA
Wie heimlicher Weise
Ein Engelein leise
Mit rosigen Füßen
Die Erde betritt,
So nahte der Morgen.
Jauchzt ihm, ihr Frommen,
Ein heilig Willkommen,
Ein heilig Willkommen!
Herz, jauchze du mit!
In Ihm sei's begonnen,
Der Monde und Sonnen
An blauen Gezelten
Des Himmels bewegt.
Du, Vater, du rate!
Lenke du und wende!
Herr, dir in die Hände
Sei Anfang und Ende,
Sei alles gelegt!

W. Fortner sets stanza 1
M. Meier sets stanza 2

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Musical settings (art songs, Lieder, mélodies, (etc.), choral pieces, and other vocal works set to this text), listed by composer (not necessarily exhaustive):

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

  • CAT Catalan (Català) (Salvador Pila) , copyright © 2019, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Bertram Kottmann) , "To the new year", copyright © 2004, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , "À la nouvelle année", copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Stéphane Goldet) (Pierre de Rosamel) , "Pour la nouvelle année", copyright © 2012, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Ferdinando Albeggiani) , "All'anno nuovo", copyright © 2008, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

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This text was added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.
Line count: 18
Word count: 64

All'anno nuovo
Language: Italian (Italiano)  after the German (Deutsch) 
Come un angelo che piano
In modo discreto
Con piedi rosati
La terra ha toccato
È giunto il mattino.
Con gioia porgetegli,
voi anime buone,
un santo saluto,
Sia lieto anche il cuore!
L'inizio sia in Quello
Che in alto, nel cielo,
muove astri e pianeti
nel cielo sospesi.
A noi guida e consiglio
Da Te, Padre, sia dato.
Nelle tue mani sante
Sia inizio e sia fine
Sia tutto affidato.


  • Translation from German (Deutsch) to Italian (Italiano) copyright © 2008 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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This text was added to the website: 2008-01-04
Line count: 18
Word count: 71