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Täglich zu singen

Language: German (Deutsch)

Ich danke Gott und freue mich
Wie's Kind zur Weihnachtsgabe,
Daß ich hier bin! Und daß ich dich
Schön menschlich Antlitz habe.

Daß ich die Sonne, Berg und Meer,
Und Laub und Gras kann sehen
Und abends unterm Sternenheer
Und lieben Monde gehen.

Ich danke Gott mit Saitenspiel,
Dass ich kein König worden;
Ich wär' geschmeichelt worden viel
Und wär' vielleicht verdorben.

Gott gebe mir nur jeden Tag.
So viel ich darf zum Leben,
Er gibt's dem Sperling auf dem Dach;
Wie sollt' er's mir nicht geben!

Translation(s): ENG DUT ITA FRE

Submitted by Richard Morris


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):
    * ENG English (Emily Ezust) , title 1: "To sing daily", copyright ©
    * DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , title 1: "Dagelijks te zingen", copyright © 2010, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
    * ITA Italian (Italiano) (Ferdinando Albeggiani) , title 1: "Da cantare ogni giorno", copyright © 2010, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
    * FRE French (Fran├žais) (Guy Laffaille) , title 1: "À chanter chaque jour", copyright © 2012, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

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Da cantare ogni giorno

Language: Italian (Italiano)

Io sono grato a Dio e mi rallegro
come a Natale un piccolo bimbetto,
perché qui sono, e perché possiedo
un volto umano e di bell'aspetto.

Perché posso vedere il sole, i monti e il mare
e foglie ed erba nel loro splendore
perché tutte le sere posso camminare
sotto le stelle o della luna al chiarore.

Ringrazio Dio con musica di corde,
perché un sovrano non sono diventato;
mi avrebbe adulato tutta la corte
e questo forse mi avrebbe depravato.

Possa ogni giorno concedermi il Signore
solo quanto per la vita è di alimento,
come con il passero sul tetto suole fare;
riservi a me lo stesso trattamento!

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    * Translation from German (Deutsch) to Italian (Italiano) copyright © 2010 by Ferdinando Albeggiani <f (DOT) albeggiani (AT) gmail (DOT) com>, (re)printed on this website with kind permission. Please contact the copyright-holder(s) when requesting permission to reprint and be sure to give proper credit, which MUST include the copyright symbol ©

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Text added to the website: 2010-03-13.