by Barthold Heinrich Brockes (1680 - 1747)
Translation © by Hayden Muhl

Singe, Seele, Gott zum Preise
Language: German (Deutsch) 
Available translation(s): CAT ENG
Singe, Seele, Gott zum Preise,
Der auf solche weise Weise
Alle Welt so herrlich schmückt.
Der uns durchs Gehör erquickt,
Der uns durchs Gesicht entzückt,
Wenn Er Bäum' und Feld beblühmet,
Sei gepreiset, sei gerühmet!

Seele, laß ein helles Singen,
Deinem Gott zum Ruhm', erklingen,
Wenn dir, was du willt, geschicht:
Und, wofern dir was gebricht,
Murmle sanft, doch murre nicht!
Tiefe Seufzer laß erschallen!
Diese sinds, die Gott gefallen.

G. Händel sets stanza 1

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Available translations, adaptations or excerpts, and transliterations (if applicable):

  • CAT Catalan (Català) (Salvador Pila) , "Canta ànima, a la lloança de Déu", copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Hayden Muhl) , copyright © 2012, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


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This text was added to the website: 2009-07-01
Line count: 14
Word count: 70

Soul, sing praises to God
Language: English  after the German (Deutsch) 
Soul, sing praises to God,
who by such wise means
the whole world so gloriously adorned.
Who refreshes us through hearing,
who charms us through sight,
when He makes the tree and field bloom,
be praised, be glorified!







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This text was added to the website: 2012-01-15
Line count: 7
Word count: 38