Translation © by Linda Godry

Magdalena
Language: German (Deutsch) 
Available translation(s): DUT ENG FRE ITA
An dem österlichen Tag
Maria Magdalena ging zu dem Grab;
was fand sie in dem Grabe stehn?
Einen Engel wohlgetan.

Der Engel grüsst sie in der Zeit:
"Den da suchet das vielselige Weib,
er ist erstanden von dem Tod,
den du salben wolltest".

"Maria!" ruft er ihr zu hant,
da erkennt sie ihren Heiland,
sie sah in aller der Gebärde,
sann er ein Wärter wäre.

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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, and transliterations (if applicable):

  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Giovanni Duci) , title 1: "Maddalena", copyright ©, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Linda Godry) , title 1: "Magdalene", copyright © 2009, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , title 1: "Madeleine", copyright © 2013, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , title 1: "Magdalena", copyright © 2014, (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: 2014-12-23 23:58:42
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Word count: 65

Magdalene
Language: English  after the German (Deutsch) 
On easter day
Mary Magdalene visited the grave;
What did she find there by the side?
A beautiful angel.

The angel addressed her:
The one you seek, blessed woman,
to annoint him with spices,
he was resurrected from death.

As he calls her by her name "Mary!",
she recognises him for her saviour,
and now by his gestures too
she knows he is not a guardian.

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  • Translation from German (Deutsch) to English copyright © 2009 by Linda Godry, (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: 2009-07-26 00:00:00
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:03:18
Line count: 12
Word count: 66