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Let all the strains of joy

Language: English after the Bangla (Bengali)

Let all the strains of joy 
mingle in my last song -- 
the joy that makes the earth flow over 
in the riotous excess of the grass, 
the joy that sets the twin brothers, 
life and death, dancing over the wide world, 
the joy that sweeps in with the tempest, 
shaking and waking all life with laughter, 
the joy that sits still with its tears 
on the open red lotus of pain, 
and the joy that throws everything it has 
upon the dust, and knows not a word.

Translation(s): DUT FRE GER GER 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)

Settings in other languages:

  • Also set in German (Deutsch), a translation by Anonymous/Unidentified Artist , title unknown ENG FRE DUT by Claus Ogermann.
  • Also set in Dutch (Nederlands), a translation by Anonymous/Unidentified Artist , title unknown ENG GER FRE GER by Jeanne Beyerman-Walraven.
  • Also set in German (Deutsch), a translation by Anonymous/Unidentified Artist , title unknown ENG FRE DUT by Hanns Eisler.

Other available translations, adaptations, and transliterations (if applicable):

  • GER German (Deutsch) (Bertram Kottmann) , title unknown, copyright © 2014, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , title unknown, copyright © 2014, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Text added to the website: 2005-01-17.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:02:12
Line count: 12
Word count: 87

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Que tous les styles de joie

Language: French (Français) after the English

Que tous les styles de joie
se mêlent dans mon dernier chant,
la joie qui fait la terre s'inonder
du violent excès d'herbes,
la joie qui fait danser  au-dessus du vaste monde
les sœurs jumelles, la vie et la mort,
la joie qui balaie tout avec la tempête
secouant et éveillant toute vie en riant,
la joie qui reste calme avec ses larmes
quand éclot le lotus rouge de la douleur,
et la joie qui jette tout ce qu'elle possède
à la poussière et qui ne sait pas un mot.

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Text added to the website: 2014-06-29.
Last modified: 2014-06-29 16:59:48
Line count: 12
Word count: 90