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Schickslaslenker, blicke nieder (Des Tages Weihe)

by Franz Schubert

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Text & Translation

Schickslaslenker, blicke nieder (Des Tages Weihe)
German source: Anon.

Schicksalslenker, blicke nieder,
Auf ein dankerfülltes Herz,
Uns belebt die Freude wieder,
Fern entfloh’n ist jeder Schmerz;
Und das Leid, es ist vergessen.
Durch die Nebel strahlt der Glanz
Deiner Grösse unermessen,
Wie aus hellem Sternenkranz.
Liebevoll nahmst du der Leiden
Herben Kelch von Vaters Mund,
Darum ward in Fern und Weiten
Deine höchste Milde kund.

Guider of fate, look down (The day's consecration)
English translation © Richard Wigmore

Guider of fate, look down
on this grateful heart.
We are stirred anew by joy;
all suffering has fled far away,
and sorrow is forgotten.
Through the mists shines the immeasurable radiance
of your greatness,
as if from a brilliant wreath of stars.
Lovingly you took the bitter cup
of sorrows from your Father’s lips,
and your supreme merciful kindness
was made known far and wide.

Schickslaslenker, blicke nieder (Des Tages Weihe)
German source: Anon.

Guider of fate, look down (The day's consecration)
English source: Richard Wigmore

Schicksalslenker, blicke nieder,
Guider of fate, look down
Auf ein dankerfülltes Herz,
on this grateful heart.
Uns belebt die Freude wieder,
We are stirred anew by joy;
Fern entfloh’n ist jeder Schmerz;
all suffering has fled far away,
Und das Leid, es ist vergessen.
and sorrow is forgotten.
Durch die Nebel strahlt der Glanz
Through the mists shines the immeasurable radiance
Deiner Grösse unermessen,
of your greatness,
Wie aus hellem Sternenkranz.
as if from a brilliant wreath of stars.
Liebevoll nahmst du der Leiden
Lovingly you took the bitter cup
Herben Kelch von Vaters Mund,
of sorrows from your Father’s lips,
Darum ward in Fern und Weiten
and your supreme merciful kindness
Deine höchste Milde kund.
was made known far and wide.

Composer

Franz Schubert

Franz Peter Schubert was an late Classical and early Romantic composer. He produced a vast oeuvre during his short life, composing more the 600 vocal works (largely Lieder), and well as several symphonies, operas, and a large body of piano music. He…

Poet

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