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Des Kindes Gebet (1904) Op. 76 no.22

Des Kindes Gebet

Wenn die kleinen Kinder beten,
hören all die Sternlein zu,
und die Englein alle treten
leis' herzu auf goldnem Schuh!
Lauschen auf des Kindes Worte,
schließen tief ins Herz sie ein,
tragen durch die Himmelspforte
sie zum lieben Gott hinein.

The Child's Prayer

When the little children pray,
All the little stars listen,
And all the little angels swoop
Gently down, shod in gold!
They listen to what the children say,
Enclose them deep into their heart,
Bear them through the gates of Heaven
Into the presence of dear God.
Translation © Richard Stokes, author of The Book of Lieder (Faber, 2005)

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Johann Baptist Joseph Maximilian Reger, commonly known as Max Reger, was a German composer, pianist, organist, conductor, and academic teacher. 

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