Komm' heil'ger Geist! erhöre unser Flehen, Die sehnend auf zu dir, zu dir Verheißnem sehen. Herab [auf]1 uns komm, Tröster du, In unser Herz leg' Himmelsruh'. O komm zu stärken unsern Glaubensmuth, Verlaß auf unserm Pfad uns nicht, Du Bote aus [des Himmels Licht]2, Und leite uns zu dem, was recht und gut!
Note: This is the text from Schubert's manuscript. The first edition of Schubert's Hymnus an den heiligen Geist, published as op. posth. 154 by Anton Diabelli in 1849, conveys a rather different text.1 Schubert (in the repetition): "zu"
2 Schubert (Alte Gesamtausgabe): "dem Himmelslicht"
- possibly by Adolf Anton Schmidl (1802 - 1863) [author's text not yet checked against a primary source]
Musical settings (art songs, Lieder, mélodies, (etc.), choral pieces, and other vocal works set to this text), listed by composer (not necessarily exhaustive):
- by Franz Peter Schubert (1797 - 1828), "Hymnus an den heiligen Geist", D 941 [ ttbb quartet and ttbb chorus ], note: D. 941 has been removed and included as the first version in D. 948 [sung text checked 1 time]
- by Franz Peter Schubert (1797 - 1828), "Hymnus an den heiligen Geist", D 964, note: D. 964 has been removed and included as the second version in D. 948 [sung text checked 1 time]
Set in a modified version by Franz Peter Schubert.
Available translations, adaptations or excerpts, and transliterations (if applicable):
- CAT Catalan (Català) (Salvador Pila) , "Himne a l’Esperit Sant", copyright © 2019, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
- ENG English (Malcolm Wren) , "Hymn to the holy spirit", copyright © 2020, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
Research team for this text: Guy Laffaille [Guest Editor] , Peter Rastl [Guest Editor]
This text was added to the website: 2011-11-06
Line count: 8
Word count: 53