You can help us modernize! The present website has been online for a very long time and we want to bring it up to date. As of May 6, we are $2,380 away from our goal of $15,000 to fund the project. The fully redesigned site will be better for mobile, easier to read and navigate, and ready for the next decade. Please give today to join dozens of other supporters in making this important overhaul possible!

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.

Drei Lieder nach Gedichten von Hermann Hesse

Word count: 160

Song Cycle by Hermann Unger (1886 - 1958)

Show the texts alone (bare mode).

1. Pilger [ sung text checked 1 time]

Language: German (Deutsch)

Translation(s): ENG FRE

List of language codes

Authorship

See other settings of this text.

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

  • ENG English (Sharon Krebs) , "Pilgrims", copyright © 2014, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , "Pèlerin", copyright © 2017, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


Und weiter gehn die Tage,
Sie werden schnelle alt;
Vielleicht kommt schon der letzte bald,
Indes ich steh' und frage.

Sie sind mit mir gegangen
Wie Brüder Hand in Hand,
Sie trieb und mich von Land zu Land
Dasselbe Heimverlangen.


Confirmed with Hermann Hesse, Sämtliche Werke, herausgegeben von Volker Michels, Band 10 Die Gedichte, bearbeitet von Peter Huber, Frankfurt am Main: Suhrkamp Verlag, 2002, page 101.


Submitted by Sharon Krebs [Guest Editor]

2. Gebet der Schiffer [ sung text checked 1 time]

Language: German (Deutsch)

Translation(s): ENG FRE

List of language codes

Authorship

See other settings of this text.

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

  • ENG English (Sharon Krebs) , subtitle: "Adriatic Sea", copyright © 2018, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , copyright © 2017, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


Die Stunden eilen -- Mitternacht!
Am Himmel ist nicht Mond, nicht Stern.
Ob unsrer Reise halte Wacht,
Madonna, Mutter unsres Herrn!

Die Stunden eilen. Bank und Riff
Sind nah. Madonna, lenke du
Durch Sturm und Mitternacht das Schiff
Dem Hafen und der Heimat zu!

Die Stunden eilen ohne Rast.
Madonna des Erbarmens du,
Die du den Herrn geboren hast,
Hilf uns dereinst zur ewigen Ruh!


Confirmed with Hermann Hesse, Sämtliche Werke, herausgegeben von Volker Michels, Band 10 Die Gedichte, bearbeitet von Peter Huber, Frankfurt am Main: Suhrkamp Verlag, 2002, page 109.


Submitted by Emily Ezust [Administrator] and Sharon Krebs [Guest Editor]

3. An die Schönheit [ sung text checked 1 time]

Language: German (Deutsch)

Translation(s): ENG FRE

List of language codes

Authorship

See other settings of this text.

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

  • ENG English (Sharon Krebs) , "To Beauty", copyright © 2014, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , copyright © 2017, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


Gib uns deine milde Hand!
Von der Mutter Hand gerissen
Irren wir in Finsternissen
Kinder durch ein fremdes Land.

Manchmal wenn es dunkel war,
Schenkte eine Heimatweise
Deiner Stimme wunderbar
Licht und Trost der bangen Reise.

Wandrer ohne Ziel und Pfad
Irren wir in dunklen Weiten;
Wolle du uns gnädig leiten,
Bis der große Morgen naht!


Confirmed with Hermann Hesse Sämtliche Werke, herausgegeben von Volker Michels, Band 10 Die Gedichte, bearbeitet von Peter Huber, Frankfurt am Main: Suhrkamp Verlag, 2002, pages 58-59.


Submitted by Sharon Krebs [Guest Editor]

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 imslp.org (Petrucci Music Library) for Lieder or choral works