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Again, my Lyre, yet once again

Language: English after the English

Again my lyre, yet once again!
With tears I wake thy thrilling strain
O sounds to sacred sorrow dear,
I weep, but could for ever hear!
Ah! cease! nor more past scenes recall,
Ye plaintive notes! thou dying fall!
For lost, beneath thy lov'd control,
Sweet Lyre! is my dissolving soul.

Around me airy forms appear,
And Seraph songs are in mine ear!
Ye Spirits blest, oh bear away
To happier realms my humble lay!
For still my Love may deign to hear
Those human notes that once were dear!
And still one angel sigh bestow
On her who weeps, who mourns below.

Translation(s): FRE GER

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Musical settings (art songs, Lieder, mélodies, (etc.), choral pieces, and other vocal works set to this text), listed by composer (not necessarily exhaustive)

  • by Ludwig van Beethoven (1770 - 1827), "Again, my Lyre, yet once again", op. 108 (25 schottische Lieder mit Begleitung von Pianoforte, Violine und Violoncello) no. 24 (1815). [voice, violin, violoncello, piano] [
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Available translations, adaptations, and transliterations (if applicable):

  • GER German (Deutsch) (Anonymous/Unidentified Artist) , title 1: "Noch einmal wecken Tränen"
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , title 1: "Encore, ma lyre, encore une fois", copyright © 2014, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Text added to the website: 2004-08-04.
Last modified: 2014-09-28 13:13:48
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Word count: 103

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Encore, ma lyre, encore une fois

Language: French (Français) after the English

Encore, ma lyre, encore une fois !
Avec des larmes, j'éveille ton chant saisissant.
Ô sons chers à la douleur sacrée,
Je pleure, mais pourrais vous entendre éternellement !
Ah ! cessez ! et ne me rappelez plus les scènes passées,
Notes plaintives ! chute mortelle !
Car perdue, sous ton contrôle aimé,
Douce lyre ! est mon âme qui s'évanouit.

Autour de moi des formes aériennes apparaissent,
Et des chants de Séraphin sont dans mon oreille !
Esprits bénis, emportez
À des royaumes plus heureux mon humble chants !
Car encore mon amour peut daigner entendre
Ces notes humaines qui un jour lui furent chères !
Et encore accorder un soupir d'ange
À celle qui pleure, qui se lamente en bas.

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Text added to the website: 2014-01-15.
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