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Es war, als hätt der Himmel die Erde still geküsst

Word count: 252

Song Cycle by Siegfried Fietz (b. 1946)

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1. Ein heilig Willkommen [ sung text not yet checked against a primary source]

Language: German (Deutsch)

Translation(s): ENG FRE FRE ITA

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  • ENG English (Bertram Kottmann) , "To the new year", copyright © 2004, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , "À la nouvelle année", copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Stéphane Goldet) (Pierre de Rosamel) , "Pour la nouvelle année", copyright © 2012, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Ferdinando Albeggiani) , "All'anno nuovo", copyright © 2008, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


Wie heimlicher Weise
Ein Engelein leise
Mit rosigen Füßen
Die Erde betritt,
So nahte der Morgen.
Jauchzt ihm, ihr Frommen,
Ein heilig Willkommen,
Ein heilig Willkommen!
Herz, jauchze du mit!
 
In Ihm sei's begonnen,
Der Monde und Sonnen
An blauen Gezelten
Des Himmels bewegt.
Du, Vater, du rate!
Lenke du und wende!
Herr, dir in die Hände
Sei Anfang und Ende,
Sei alles gelegt!


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2. Frühling lässt sein blaues Band [ sung text not yet checked against a primary source]

Language: German (Deutsch)

Translation(s): DUT ENG ENG ENG ENG FRE FRE FRE ITA SPA

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  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , "Zij is er!", copyright © 2013, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Emily Ezust) , no title, copyright ©
  • ENG English [singable] (Bertram Kottmann) , "Spring unfurls her ribbon blue", copyright © 2004, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Kevin Lossner) , copyright © 2009, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English [singable] (Walter A. Aue) , "It's Him!", copyright © 2010, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , "C'est lui", copyright © 2008, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Stéphane Goldet) (Pierre de Rosamel) , "C'est lui !", copyright © 2012, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Amelia Maria Imbarrato) , "E' lei", copyright © 2007, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • SPA Spanish (Español) (Gerardo Garciacano Hinojosa) (Simone von Büren) , "Ella es", copyright © 2010, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


[Frühling]1 läßt sein blaues Band
Wieder flattern durch die Lüfte;
Süße, wohlbekannte Düfte
Streifen ahnungsvoll das Land.
Veilchen träumen schon,
Wollen balde kommen.
Horch, [von fern ein leiser]2 Harfenton!
Frühling, ja du bist's!
Dich hab ich vernommen!


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1 Eitner: "Der Frühling"; further changes may exist not shown above.
2 Louis Ferdinand: "von fern her leiser"
   Schumann: "ein"

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3. Widmung [ sung text not yet checked against a primary source]

Language: German (Deutsch)

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Die kleine Welt, mit deren Glanzgesalten
Der Dichter kämpft, bis ihren Überdrang
Er lieblich schlichtend in dem Liede zwang, 
Sie will ihr buntes Bild vor Dir enfalten.

Getrau ich mich ein Auge festzuhalten, 
Das, der Geschichte Sternenhöhn entlang, 
Von wo die vollen Sonnenkräfte Walten?

Zwar mag die Muse mit der Weisheit streiten, 
Wer Mutter und wer Tochter sei von beiden, 
Doch hat dies Paar mein leichtes Lied gesegnet?

Verstatte denn, dass nach des Tags Beschwerden
Ein flücht'ger Hauch aus jenen Wundergärten
Melodisch, kaum vernommen, dir begegnet!


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4. Gebet [ sung text not yet checked against a primary source]

Language: German (Deutsch)

Translation(s): ENG ENG FRE FRE ITA SPA

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  • ENG English (Emily Ezust) , "Prayer", copyright ©
  • ENG English (Bertram Kottmann) , "Prayer", copyright © 2004, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , "Prière", copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Stéphane Goldet) (Pierre de Rosamel) , "Prière", copyright © 2012, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Amelia Maria Imbarrato) , "Preghiera", copyright © 2008, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • SPA Spanish (Español) (Martin Zubiria) , "Plegaria", copyright © 2010, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


Herr, schicke was du [willt]1,
Ein Liebes oder Leides;
Ich bin vergnügt, daß beides
Aus Deinen Händen quillt.

Wollest mit Freuden 
Und wollest mit Leiden
Mich nicht überschütten!
Doch in der Mitten,
Liegt holdes Bescheiden.


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1 the modern form, "willst", is often used instead.

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5. Septembermorgen [ sung text not yet checked against a primary source]

Language: German (Deutsch)

Translation(s): ENG ENG FRE

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  • ENG English (Bertram Kottmann) , "September morning", copyright © 2004, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English [singable] (Walter A. Aue) , "September morning", copyright © 2010, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , "Matin de septembre", copyright © 2009, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


[Im Nebel ruhet noch die Welt,
Noch träumen]1 Wald und Wiesen:
Bald siehst du, wenn der Schleier fällt,
Den blauen Himmel unverstellt,
Herbstkräftig die gedämpfte Welt
Im [warmem]2 Golde fließen.


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Confirmed with Gedichte von Eduard Mörike, Verlag der J.G.Cotta’schen Buchhandlung, Stuttgart und Tübingen 1838, page 36.

1 J. Marx: "Im Nebel ruht die weite Welt,/ und träumt"
2 J. Marx: "warmen"

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