The LiederNet Archive
WARNING. Not all the material on this website is in the public domain.
It is illegal to copy and distribute our copyright-protected material without permission.
For more information, contact us at the following address:
licenses (AT) lieder (DOT) net


Language: German (Deutsch)

Bemeßt den Schritt! Bemeßt den Schwung!
Die Erde bleibt noch lange jung!
Dort fällt ein Korn, das stirbt und ruht.
Die Ruh ist süß. Es hat es gut.
Hier eins, das durch die Scholle bricht,
Es hat es gut. Süß ist das Licht.
Und keines fällt aus dieser Welt
Und jedes fällt, wie's Gott gefällt.

Translation(s): ENG FRE IRI

List of language codes

Submitted by Jakob Kellner


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):

  • ENG English (Emily Ezust) , "Sower's saying", copyright ©
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , "Paroles de semeur", copyright © 2015, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • IRI Irish (Gaelic) [singable] (Gabriel Rosenstock) , "Nath an tSíoladóra", copyright © 2016, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

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

Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:01:41
Line count: 8
Word count: 55

Gentle Reminder
This website began in 1995 as a personal project, and I have been working on it full-time without a salary since 2008. Our research has never had any government or institutional funding, so if you found the information here useful, please consider making a donation. Your gift is greatly appreciated.
     - Emily Ezust

Paroles de semeur

Language: French (Français) after the German (Deutsch)

Mesure ton pas ! Mesure ton mouvement !
La terre restera jeune encore longtemps !
Là un grain tombe, qui meurt et se repose.
Le repos est doux. C'est bon pour lui.
Ici il y en a un qui perce à travers le sol,
C'est bon pour lui. Douce est la lumière.
Et aucun ne tombe de ce monde
Et chacun tombe comme Dieu le désire.

IMPORTANT NOTE: The material directly above is protected by copyright and appears here by special permission. If you wish to copy it and distribute it, you must obtain permission or you will be breaking the law. Once you have permission, you must give credit to the author and display the copyright symbol ©. Copyright infringement is a criminal offense under international law.


  • Translation from German (Deutsch) to French (Français) copyright © 2015 by Guy Laffaille, (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.


    licenses (AT) lieder (DOT) net
    (licenses at lieder dot net)

Based on
  • a text in German (Deutsch) by Conrad Ferdinand Meyer (1825 - 1898), "Säerspruch" ENG IRI
      • This text was set to music by the following composer(s): Willy Burkhard, Oskar von Chelius, Hans Fleischer, Eusebius Mandyczewski, Hans Erich Pfitzner, Armin Schibler, Anna Teichmüller, Viktor Ullmann, Karl Weigl, Julius Weismann. Go to the text.


Text added to the website: 2015-02-26.
Last modified: 2015-02-26 12:57:55
Line count: 8
Word count: 66