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possibly by Adolf Anton Schmidl (1802 - 1863)

Hymnus an den heiligen Geist
Language: German (Deutsch) 
Available translation(s): CAT ENG
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!

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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"


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

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