Denn Er hat seinen Engeln befohlen über dir (Felix Mendelssohn)

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Editor: Robert Urmann (submitted 2009-02-06).   Score information: A4, 4 pages, 198 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Nothing adapted, nothing arranged. These are Mendelssohn’s ‘Engel’.
  • (Posted 2000-09-26)  CPDL #01400:        (Finale 2001)
Editor: Per-Anders Aglert (submitted 2000-09-26).   Score information: A4, 4 pages, 208 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Choral parts, slightly adapted. Revised files uploaded 2012-06-11.

General Information


Title: Denn Er hat seinen Engeln befohlen, MWV B 53
Composer: Felix Mendelssohn

Number of voices: 8vv   Voicing: SSAATTBB
Genre: SacredMotetAnthem

Language: German
Instruments: A cappella

First published:
  2nd published: 1915 in Volksliederbuch für gemischten Chor, no. 60

Description: This piece is not from Elijah. Mendelssohn made it part of his oratorio later.

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Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at Psalm 91.

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Denn Er hat seinen Engeln befohlen über dir,
daß sie dich behüten auf allen deinen Wegen,
daß sie dich auf den Händen tragen
und du deinen Fuß nicht an einen Stein stoßest.

Psalm 91:11.12