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Der heilige Franziskus

Language: German

Franziskus einst, der Heil'ge, saß
Vor seiner Zell' und Psalmen las.
Der Abend durch die Wipfel glüht,
Als durch der Dämmrung Stille
Mit hellem Flügelschlag ihr Lied
Ertönen läßt die Grille.

Gott preist das Grillchen für den Tau,
Der es erquickt auf grüner Au
Der Heil'ge schlägt den Psalter zu;
Denn schöner, wollt's ihm scheinen,
Ruf' ihm das fromme Grillchen zu:
"Wie groß ist Gott im Kleinen!"

Translation(s): ITA ENG


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, and transliterations (if applicable):
    * ITA Italian (Amelia Maria Imbarrato) , "San Francesco", copyright © 2006, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
    * ENG English (David Wyatt) , "St. Francis", copyright © 2007, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

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