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Nur Mut!

Language: German (Deutsch)

Lass' das Zagen, trage mutig
Deine Sorgen, deine Qual,
Sei die Wunde noch so blutig,
Heilen wird sie doch einmal.

Unter tiefer Eisesdecke
Träumt die junge Knospe schon,
Daß der Frühling sie erwecke
Mit der Lieder holdem Ton.

Nur empor den Blick gewendet,
Und durch düst'res Wolkengrau
Bricht zuletzt, daß es dich blendet,
Glorreich noch des Himmels Blau.

Aber auch die trüben Stunden
Und die Tränen, die du weinst,
Glaub', wie Freuden, die entschwunden,
Süßer scheinen sie dir einst.

Und mit Wehmut, halb nur heiter,
Scheidest du für immerdar
Von dem Leiden, dem Begleiter,
Der so lange treu dir war.

Translation(s): DUT ENG FRE ITA

List of language codes

Submitted by Alberto Pedrotti


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

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

  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , "Houd moed!", copyright © 2019, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Sharon Krebs) , "Only have courage!", copyright © 2013, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , "Seulement du courage !", copyright © 2013, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Ferdinando Albeggiani) , "Adesso, coraggio!", copyright © 2014, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Text added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.

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Adesso, coraggio!

Language: Italian (Italiano) after the German (Deutsch)

Abbandona ogni trepidazione, sopporta coraggiosamente
le tue pene e i tuoi tormenti, 
anche se le ferite sanguinano ancora,
saranno alla fine risanate.

Sotto la spessa coltre di ghiaccio,
la giovane gemma sta già sognando
che primavera la risvegli
con il suono incantevole dei suoi canti.

Solleva ora lo sguardo in alto,
e tra il cupo grigiore delle nubi
irromperà infine, accecandoti,
l'azzurro glorioso del cielo.

Ma anche le ore tristi, 
e le lacrime, che stai versando,
credimi, come le gioie, che sono svanite,
un giorno ti appariranno più dolci.

E con una nostalgia, quasi rasserenata,
per sempre prenderai congedo
dal dolore, il compagno
che così a lungo ti è stato fedele.

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