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An Laura

Language: German (Deutsch)

Freud' umblühe dich auf allen Wegen,
Schöner als sie je die Unschuld fand,
Seelenruh, des Himmels bester Segen
Walle dir wie Frühlingshauch entgegen,
Bis zum Wiedersehn im Lichtgewand!

Lächelnd wird der Seraph niederschweben,
Der die Palme der Vergeltung trägt,
Aus dem dunkeln Thal zu jenem Leben
Deine [schöne]1 Seele zu erheben,
Wo der Richter unsre Thaten wägt.

[O dann]2 töne Gottes ernste Waage
Wonne dir, von jedem Misklang frei,
Und der Freund an deinem Grabe sage:
Glückliche! der lezte deiner Tage
War ein Sonnenuntergang im Mai!


Translation(s): DUT ENG

List of language codes

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1 Beethoven: "edle"
2 Beethoven: "Dann"

Submitted by Sharon Krebs [Guest Editor]

Authorship


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) , copyright © 2014, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Garrett Medlock) , "To Laura", copyright © 2018, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


Text added to the website: 2009-01-31.
Last modified: 2014-10-24 21:59:46
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Word count: 86

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Vreugd ombloeie jou op alle wegen

Language: Dutch (Nederlands) after the German (Deutsch)

Vreugd ombloeie jou op alle wegen,
Mooier dan haar ooit de onschuld vond,
Zielerust, des hemels beste zegen,
Strome als een lentebries jou tegen,
Tot ons weerzien eens in ‘t lichtverbond1.
 
Lachend zal de seraf komen zweven,
Die de palmtak der vergelding draagt,
Om uit ‘t donk’re dal naar ’t nieuwe leven
Opgang aan jouw eed’le ziel te geven,
Waar de rechter ons verklaring vraagt.
 
Dan schenke God, na ‘t ondervragen,
Jou geluk, van elke wanklank vrij,
En je vriend moog’ aan je graf gewagen:
Gelukkige! De laatste van je dagen
Was een ondergang der zon in mei!


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Title "An Laura" = "Aan Laura"
1 D.w.z. de hemel, waar de zaligen in lichtende kleren lopen.

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  • Singable translation from German (Deutsch) to Dutch (Nederlands) copyright © 2014 by Lau Kanen, (re)printed on this website with kind permission. To reprint and distribute this author's work for concert programs, CD booklets, etc., you may ask the copyright-holder(s) directly or ask us; we are authorized to grant permission on their behalf. Please provide the translator's name when contacting us.

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Text added to the website: 2014-10-24.
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