by Eduard Mörike (1804 - 1875)
Translation © by Guy Laffaille

Sohn der Jungfrau, Himmelskind! am Boden
Language: German (Deutsch) 
Available translation(s): CAT ENG FRE FRE ITA
Sohn der Jungfrau, Himmelskind! am Boden
Auf dem Holz der Schmerzen eingeschlafen,
Das der fromme Meister, sinnvoll spielend,
Deinen leichten Träumen unterlegte;
Blume du, noch in der Knospe dämmernd
Eingehüllt die Herrlichkeit des Vaters!
O wer sehen könnte, welche Bilder
Hinter dieser Stirne, diesen schwarzen
Wimpern sich in sanftem Wechsel malen!

About the headline (FAQ)

Confirmed with Mörike, Eduard. Gedichte, Dramatisches, Erzählendes, Stuttgart: J.G. Cotta'sche Buchhandlung, Nachf., 1961, page 127.


Authorship

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 (Sharon Krebs) , no title, copyright ©, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , "Le sommeil de l'enfant Jésus", copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Stéphane Goldet) (Pierre de Rosamel) , "L'Enfant Jésus endormi", copyright © 2012, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Amelia Maria Imbarrato) , "Gesù Bambino che dorme", copyright © 2010, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


Researcher for this text: Sharon Krebs [Guest Editor]

Text added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.
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Le sommeil de l'enfant Jésus
Language: French (Français)  after the German (Deutsch) 
Fils de la Vierge, enfant du ciel ! par terre,
Endormi sur le bois des souffrances,
Que le pieux peintre, jouant sur le sens,
A placé sous tes doux rêves :
Toi, fleur, même en bouton qui point,
Enveloppée par la gloire du Seigneur le Père !
Oh, qui pourrait voir quelles images
Derrière ce front, ces noirs
Sourcils, se peignent en un lent mouvement !
Fils de la Vierge, enfant du ciel !

Authorship

  • Translation from German (Deutsch) to French (Français) copyright © 2011 by Guy Laffaille, (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: 2011-11-21 00:00:00
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:04:42
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