Behold you are beautiful – Grieg

Notes
No. 1 from Grieg's Fire Salmer (Four Psalms) Op 74 (1906). With baritone solo.

In English, known as "Behold you are beautiful".

Duration
to follow

Forces required
Choir a cappella with baritone solo

Title
Hvad est du dog skjøn – Edvard Grieg (1843 – 1907)
Text
Hvad est du dog skjøn
Hvad est du dog skjøn, ja skøn,
Ja skøn, du allerlifligste Guds Søn! O du min Sulamit, Sulamit,
ja mit,
Ja mit, alt, hvad jeg har er også dit.
Min ven, du est min, ja min,
Ja min; så lad mig altid være din! Ja, evig vist, evig vist, ja vist,
Ja vist! Du min skal blive her
og hist
Men tænk, jeg er her, ja her,
Ja her; iblandt så mange dragne
Sværd!
O så kom, Due! kom Due!
Ja kom,
Ja kom! I Klippens Rif er Ro
og Rum.


Oh, but you are beautiful, yes beautiful yes beautiful, you most living God’s Son! O you, my Shulamite, you, my Shulamite,
yes mine
Yes mine, all that I have is also yours.
My friend, you are mine, yes mine, Yes mine; so let me always be yours! Yes indeed, eternally, yes eternally Yes indeed! You shall be mine here
and everywhere
But think, I am here, yes here, Yes here, among so many drawn
swords
O so come dove! Come dove, so come,
yes come,
Yes come. In the cleft of the rock is peace
and safety

(Text by H. A. Brorson, translation by Paul Erling)