Thank you to all the generous supporters who helped us raise $15,792 for our site-renewal project! We can't wait for you to see what we're building! Your ongoing donations are essential for The LiederNet Archive to continue in its mission of providing this unique resource to the world, so if you didn't get a chance to contribute during the overhaul drive, your help in any amount is still valuable.

The LiederNet Archive

Much of our material is not in the public domain.
It is illegal to copy and distribute our copyright-protected material without permission.
Printing texts or translations without the name of the author or translator is also illegal.
You must use the copyright symbol © when you reprint copyright-protected material.

For more information, contact us at the following address:
licenses (AT) lieder (DOT) net
Please read the instructions below the translations before writing!
In your e-mail, always include the names of the translators if you wish to reprint something.

Arien und Gesänge

Word count: 110

Song Cycle by H. Wander

Show the texts alone (bare mode).

2. Andante [ sung text not yet checked against a primary source]

Language: German (Deutsch)

Translation(s): ENG

List of language codes


Go to the single-text view

Available translations, adaptations or excerpts, and transliterations (if applicable):

  • ENG English (Sharon Krebs) , copyright © 2015, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Manch ein Tag zieht gleichgestaltet,
Farblos hin durch unser Herz;
Nichts erblüht und nichts veraltet,
Keine Lust und auch kein Schmerz.
Aber wenn sich Abend senket,
Wenn die duftig müde Welt,
Halb sich schon mit Träumen tränket,
Und den Blick noch offen hält:
O, da kommen hergeschwommen
Freud' und Leid so reich und mild!
Friedenskerzen sind entglommen,
Oder Wehmuthsthräne quillt.
Ach und Beides so recht innig!
Beides so recht ganz und wahr!
Und man fragt sich still: "wer bin ich?
Was wird werden? und was war?" --
Sei es schmerzlich, sei es labend,
Was dir dann bewegt den Muth:
Sorg' nur für den letzten Abend! --
Ist der gut, ist Alles gut!

Confirmed with Geistliche Gedichte von Friedrich Baron de la Motte Fouqué, herausgegeben von Albertine Baronin de la Motte Fouqué, mit einem Vorwort von H. Kletke, Berlin: bei W. Adolf und Comp., 1846, pages 69-70

Submitted by Sharon Krebs [Guest Editor]

8. Aria

Language: German (Deutsch)


Go to the single-text view

Was bist du, liebes Menschenleben
 . . . . . . . . . .

[--- The rest of this text is not
currently in the database but will be
added as soon as we obtain it. ---]

Gentle Reminder
This website began in 1995 as a personal project, and I have been working on it full-time without a salary since 2008. Our research has never had any government or institutional funding, so if you found the information here useful, please consider making a donation. Your gift is greatly appreciated.
     - Emily Ezust

Browse (Petrucci Music Library) for Lieder or choral works