Translation of "Segne du, Maria"
  • NihilNominisNihilNominis
    Posts: 670
    A favorite, simple, childlike hymn to Mary, translated from the German. Comments welcome:

    Recording of the hymn sung in German

    Give your blessing, Mary; bless your loving child:
    Make my way to Heaven steady, calm, and mild!
    Mother, bless my thinking, bless all that I do,
    Day and night draw near me, let me rest in you!
    Day and night draw near me, let me rest in you!

    Give your blessing, Mary; bless those near and dear:
    With a mother’s blessing, daily come to cheer!
    Stretch your arms more widely, let a mother’s hands
    shower with a blessing hearts in every land!
    Shower with a blessing hearts in every land!

    Give your blessing, Mary, when our death draws near,
    Whisper words of comfort in our dying ears.
    With your hands so tender, shut our failing eyes:
    If you bless our dying, we shall never die!
    If you bless our dying, we shall never die!

    trans. smc (c) 2021
    Thanked by 1CHGiffen
  • NihilNominisNihilNominis
    Posts: 670
    Attached is a quick recording my TLM choir made tonight.
    Thanked by 1sdtalley3