Hymn to the Madonna (Eduard Kremser)

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  • (Posted 2022-10-30)  CPDL #71327:     
Editor: Douglas Walczak (submitted 2022-10-30).   Score information: Letter, 9 pages, 127 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
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General Information

Title: Hymn to the Madonna
Composer: Eduard Kremser
Lyricist: Theodore Baker
Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SSAA
Genre: SacredAnthem

Language: English

First published: 1905
Description: Accompaniment is Organ and Harp

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Original text and translations

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With all my weight of woes unspoken
Let me before thee bend the knee,
Thou hope of weary hearts and broken,
Madonna, show thy grave to me.
On Thee I call,
The tears are falling,
From out mine eyes in grateful flow,
And heav'nly voices hear I calling,
Do not despair, O Child of woe.

Within my breast echoes their message,
The flow'r of faith now blows again,
In warm devotions holy presage
As clouds of night dissolves my pain
I hear a sound of angelic voices,
The last of earthly fetters breaks,
My longing heart,
To heav'n upwinging
With thee in light and joy awakes!