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Language: German (Deutsch)

Dich drängte Müh und Plag
Den lieben langen Tag?
O Freund, ich sage nein,
Du mußt im Irrthum seyn!
Was hättest du so schwer zu tragen?
Ist nicht manch süße Freud'
Dir auf den Weg gestreut?
   Kannst du da klagen?
   Darfst du da zagen?
   Erheb' dein Angesicht
   Zum Himmelslicht!
Auf, reiß dich schnell heraus,
Verlaß das enge Haus!
Komm mit mir in den Wald,
Wo froher Sang erschallt,
Wo hohe Eichenwipfel ragen!
Lebt sich's nicht licht und schön
Auf diesen freien Höhn?
   Kannst du da klagen?
   Darfst du da zagen?
   Erheb' dein Angesicht
   Zum Himmelslicht!
Und horch, mit Einem mal
Was klingt herauf vom Thal?
Noch schöner als Gesang,
Der lieben Glocken Klang!
Vernimmst du wohl, was sie dir sagen?
Sie rufen: Ewigkeit!
Sie singen: Freudenzeit!
   Kannst du da klagen?
   Darfst du da zagen?
   Erheb' dein Angesicht
   Zum Himmelslicht!

Translation(s): ENG

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Confirmed with: Morgenblatt für gebildete Leser, Nr. 34, 22 August 1838, page 809.

Submitted by Sharon Krebs [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)

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

  • ENG English (Sharon Krebs) , title 1: "Encouragement", copyright © 2015, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Text added to the website: 2015-06-09 00:00:00.

Last modified: 2015-06-09 12:33:15

Line count: 33
Word count: 139

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