Geistliches Lied, Op. 30 (Johannes Brahms)

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  • (Posted 2020-09-06)  CPDL #60448:       
Editor: John Christensen (submitted 2020-09-06).   Score information: A4, 7 pages, 87 kB   Copyright: CPDL
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  • (Posted 2011-07-27)  CPDL #24008:     
Editor: Daniel Garrick (submitted 2011-07-27).   Score information: Letter, 8 pages, 92 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Using Sibelius 7, I was able to apply new fonts and features to create a highly accessible version of this staple piece of choral repertoire.
  • (Posted 2003-05-07)  CPDL #04971:  Network.png
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Edition notes: Full and vocal scores available. Listed under "Lass dich nur nichts nicht dauren".
  • (Posted 1999-06-24)  CPDL #00048:        (Finale 2000)
Editor: Rafael Ornes (submitted 1999-06-24).   Score information: Letter, 6 pages, 162 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: revised February 9, 2001.

General Information

Title: Geistliches Lied, Op. 30
Subtitle: Lass dich nur nichts nicht dauren
Composer: Johannes Brahms
Lyricist: Paul Flemming (1609-1640)

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SacredMotet

Language: German
Instruments: Organ

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Original text and translations

German.png German text

Laß dich nur nichts nicht dauren mit Trauren,
sei stille, wie Gott es fügt,
so sei vergnügt mein Wille!

Was willst du heute sorgen auf morgen?
Der Eine steht allem für,
der gibt auch dir das Deine.

Sei nur in allem Handel ohn Wandel,
steh feste, was Gott beschleußt,
das ist und heißt das Beste.

English.png English translation

Do not be sorrowful or regretful;
Be calm, as God has ordained,
and thus my will shall be content.

What do you want to worry about from day to day?
There is One who stands above all
who gives you, too, what is yours.

Only be steadfast in all you do,
stand firm; what God has decided,
that is and must be the best.