Wedding Music

Behold you are beautiful

Hvad est du dog skjøn by


You'll need a professional choir for this!

Full Title Hvad est du dog skjøn (Behold, you are beautiful) – Edvard Grieg (1843 – 1907)

Notes No. 1 from Grieg's Fire Salmer (Four Psalms) Op 74 (1906). With baritone solo. In English, known as "Behold you are beautiful". This pieces requires more than 8 singers, and needs substantial rehearsal preparation - not to be undertaken lightly.

Duration 6 minutes

Performers required

  • Choir a cappella with baritone solo

Source of printed music

 
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)

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