《一位母親的禱求》(A Mother’s Prayer)

再過幾天的星期日便是母親節,公理堂日堂詩班將在崇拜中獻唱”A Mother’s Prayer”,詩班指揮想在頗長的音樂前奏部份加入中譯的讀白,著我搞搞它。

其實已放低了翻譯詩歌的事情許久,明白很難一下子便回復那觸覺,所以起初我只想著把副歌翻出來便算交了功課,但指揮卻很想連第一節的歌詞也一併搞使之完整些。於是把心一橫,將整首翻了,卻大意地把尾二一段的一句英文歌詞當成跟前一段一樣,還好在反覆斟酌可改善之處時發現,及時修改,不至於出糗…

《一位母親的禱求》

Words and Music by Carole Bayer Sager and David Foster
粵譯:海牛

參:http://www.alfred-music.com/player/ChoralShowcase05-064/CHM05018/player.html?osCsid=a9f154c3c03ca7f46c5dc15dbf245078

神好比我雙目
求看顧她的路
求給她有聰慧
幫我學放手
I pray you’ll be my eyes
And watch her where she goes
And help her to be wise
Help me to let go

萬代母親求
孩兒哪不知
我敬求神恩
帶領導引她
踏步向安穩之處
Every mother’s prayer
Every child knows
Lead her to a place
Guide her with your grace
To a place where she’ll be safe

容她找到光亮
神真光放心上
迎漆黑每一夜
提她靠近祢走
I pray she finds your light
And holds it in her heart
As darkness falls each night
Remind her where you are

萬代母親求
孩兒哪不知
盼賜下信心
盼祢導引她
覓著那安穩之處
Every mother’s prayer
Every child knows
Need to find a place
Guide her to a place
Give her faith so she’ll be safe

我敬求神恩
帶領導引她
踏步向安穩之處
Lead her to a place
Guide her with your grace
To a place where she’ll be safe

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