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Lied der Liebe

Language: German (Deutsch)

Durch Fichten am Hügel, durch Erlen am Bach,
Folgt immer dein Bildniß, du Traute! mir nach.
Es lächelt bald [Wehmuth]1, es lächelt bald Ruh',
Im freundlichen Schimmer des Mondes, mir zu.

Den Rosengesträuchen des Gartens entwallt
Im Glanze der Frühe die holde Gestalt;
Sie schwebt aus der Berge bepurpurtem Flor
Gleich einsam elysischen Schatten hervor.

Oft hab' ich, im [Traum, als]2 die schönste der Feen,
Auf goldenem Throne dich strahlen gesehn;
Oft hab' ich, zum hohen Olympus entzückt,
Als Hebe dich unter den Göttern erblickt.

Mir hallt aus den Tiefen, mir hallt von den Höh'n,
Dein himmlischer Name wie Sphärengetön.
Ich wähne den Hauch, der die Blüthen umwebt,
Von deiner melodischen Stimme [durchbebt]3.

In heiliger [Mitternachtsstunde]4 durchkreist
Des Äthers Gefilde mein ahnender Geist.
Geliebte! dort winkt uns ein Land, wo der Freund
Auf ewig der Freundin sich wieder vereint.

Die Freude sie schwindet, es dauert kein Leid;
Die Jahre verrauschen im Strome der Zeit;
Die Sonne wird sterben, die Erde vergehn:
Doch Liebe muß ewig und ewig bestehn.


Translation(s): CAT DUT ENG FRE

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Confirmed with Gedichte von Friedrich von Matthisson. Erster Theil. Tübingen, bei Cotta, 1811, pages 278-279, and with Friedrich von Matthisson, Gedichte, Fifteenth edition, Zurich: Orell, Füßli & Comp., 1851, pages 219-220.

1 Schubert: "Liebe"
2 Schubert: "Traume,"
3 Zumsteeg: "durchwebt"
4 Matthisson (editions prior to 1811), and Schubert: "Mitternachtstunde"

Submitted by Richard Morris and Melanie Trumbull and Peter Rastl [Guest Editor]

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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)

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

  • CAT Catalan (Català) (Salvador Pila) , "La cançó de l'amor", copyright © 2017, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , "Lied der liefde", copyright © 2010, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Emily Ezust) , "Song of love", copyright ©
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , "Chant d'amour", copyright © 2012, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


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