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In der Ferne

Word count: 177

Song Cycle by Natanael Berg (1879 - 1957)

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1. Frühlingsfeier [ sung text not yet checked against a primary source]

Language: German (Deutsch)

Translation(s): CAT DUT ENG FRE

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  • CAT Catalan (Català) (Salvador Pila) , "Festa de primavera", copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , copyright © 2017, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Emily Ezust) , "Spring Festival", copyright ©
  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , "Fête du printemps", copyright © 2009, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


Süßer, goldner Frühlingstag!
Inniges Entzücken!
Wenn mir je ein Lied gelang,
Sollt' es heut' nicht glücken?

Doch warum in dieser Zeit
An die Arbeit treten?
Frühling ist ein hohes Fest:
Laßt mich ruhn und beten!


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2. In der Ferne [ sung text not yet checked against a primary source]

Language: German (Deutsch)

Translation(s): DUT ENG FRE ITA

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  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , copyright © 2014, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Emily Ezust) , "Far away", copyright ©
  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , "Au loin", copyright © 2009, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Ferdinando Albeggiani) , "Lontano", copyright © 2008, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


Will ruhen unter den Bäumen hier,
Die Vögelein hör' ich so gerne.
Wie singet ihr so zum Herzen mir!
Von unsrer Liebe was wisset ihr
In dieser weiten Ferne?

Will ruhen hier an des Baches Rand,
Wo duftige Blümlein sprießen.
Wer hat euch Blümlein, [hieher]1 gesandt?
Seid ihr ein herzliches Liebespfand
Aus der Ferne von meiner Süßen?


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1 some editions: "hierher" (used by Brahms)

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

Language: German (Deutsch)

Translation(s): DUT DUT ENG FRE

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  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) (Corien Sleeswijk) , "De non", copyright © 2007, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , copyright © 2015, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Kelly Dean Hansen) , "The nun", copyright © 2010, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , "La nonne", copyright © 2010, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


Im stillen Klostergarten 
Eine bleiche Jungfrau ging.
Der Mond beschien sie trübe,
An ihrer Wimper hing 
Die Träne zarter Liebe.

"O wohl mir, daß gestorben 
Der treue Buhle mein!
Ich darf ihn wieder lieben:
Er wird ein Engel sein, 
Und Engel darf ich lieben."

Sie trat mit zagem Schritte 
Wohl zum [Mariabild]1;
Es stand im lichten Scheine,
Es sah so muttermild
Herunter auf die Reine.

Sie sank zu seinen Füßen, 
Sah auf mit Himmelsruh',
Bis ihre Augenlider 
Im Tode fielen zu:
Ihr Schleier wallte nieder.


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1 Some editions use "Marienbild"; Brahms's score uses this spelling.

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