by Stefan George (1868 - 1933)

Dem bist du kind, dem freund
Language: German (Deutsch) 
Available translation(s): ENG FRE
Dem bist du kind, dem freund.
Ich seh in dir den Gott
Den schauernd ich erkannt
Dem meine andacht gilt.

Du kamst am lezten tag
Da ich von harren siech
Da ich des betens müd
Mich in die nacht verlor:

Du an dem strahl mir kund
Der durch mein dunkel floß,
Am tritte der die saat
Sogleich erblühen ließ.

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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):

  • ENG English (Malcolm Wren) , title 1: "Future day", copyright © 2005, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , title 1: "Avent I", copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


Researcher for this text: Jeroen Scholten

This text was added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.
Line count: 12
Word count: 59