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Die Erde

Language: German (Deutsch)

Wenn sanft entzückt mein Auge sieht,
Wie schön im Lenz die Erde blüht:
Wie jedes Wesen angeschmiegt
An ihren Segensbrüsten liegt;

Und wie sie jeden Säugling liebt,
Ihm gern die milde Nahrung giebt,
Und so in steter Jugendkraft
Hervor bringt, nährt und Wachsthum schafft:

Dann fühl' ich hohen Busendrang,
Zu rühmen den mit That und Sang,
Des wundervoller Allmachts-Ruf
Die weite Welt so schön erschuf!

Der Wald und Kraut drauf wachsen ließ,
Und Meere sie umgürten hieß;
Von dem der Seegen alle kömmt,
Der uns mit Wonne überschwemmt!

Ja, ja, mein Geist, erheb ihn laut,
Der unsern Erdenball gebaut!
Erfreu, so lang es ihm gefällt,
Dich an dem Anblick seiner Welt.

Translation(s): CAT DUT ENG ENG ENG FRE

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F. Schubert sets stanzas 1-3

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Submitted by Richard Morris and Peter Rastl [Guest Editor]


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

Set in a modified version by Wilhelm Riem, Friedrich Wilhelm Rust.

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

  • CAT Catalan (Català) (Salvador Pila) , "La terra", copyright © 2017, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , "De aarde", copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Sharon Krebs) , "The earth", copyright © 2015, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Laura Prichard) , "The earth", copyright © 2016, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Malcolm Wren) , "The earth", copyright © 2018, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , "La terre", copyright © 2016, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

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