Christ, der du bist der helle Tag (Hugo Distler)

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  • (Posted 2017-10-13)   CPDL #46732:     
Editor: Charles Pearson (submitted 2017-10-13).   Score information: Letter, 2 pages, 171 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: English lyrics: Christ, You who are the light of day
MusicXML source file is in compressed .mxl format.
  • (Posted 2017-10-13)   CPDL #46731:       
Editor: Charles Pearson (submitted 2017-10-13).   Score information: Letter, 2 pages, 173 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: MusicXML source file is in compressed .mxl format.

General Information

Title: Christ, der du bist der helle Tag
Composer: Hugo Distler
Lyricist: Erasmus Albercreate page

Number of voices: 3vv   Voicing: SAB
Genre: SacredMotet

Language: German
Instruments: A cappella

Published: 1933

Description: Evening song, 3 vv., strophic

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Original text and translations

German.png German text

1. Christ, der du bist der helle Tag,
vor dir die Nacht nicht bleiben mag,
du leuchtes uns vom Vater her
und bist des Lichtest Prediger.

2. Ach lieber Herr, behüt uns heint
in dieser Nacht vor'm bösen Feind
und laß uns in dir ruhen fein
und vor dem Satan sicher sein.

3. So schlafen wir im Namen dein,
dieweil dein' Engel bei uns sein.
Du heilige Dreifaltigkeit,
wir loben dich in Ewigkeit.
(15th cent. Lat.,
Erasmus Alber (1500 – 1551)
 

English.png English translation

1. Christ, You who are the Light of day,
with You the night cannot prevail,
You bring to us the Father's light;
You are the Minister of Light.

2. O dearest Lord, guard us this night
and keep all evil from our sight,
and let us rest the night in You
and keep us safe from Satan's rule.

3. So now in Your dear Name we sleep,
while Your dear angel watch will keep.
Our holy Lord, the One in Three,
we give You praise eternally.