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Wenn ich im stillen Friedhof geh

Language: German (Deutsch)

Wenn ich im stillen Friedhof geh,
Wird mir so schwer zu Herzen,
Dass man die treuste Menschenbrust,
Die mitgetragen Leid und Lust,
So eilig kann verschmerzen.

Gras wächst darüber, ach, wie bald,
Das Grab wird selber heiter;
Wie wenn ein Blatt vom Wipfel fällt,
So geht ein Leben aus der Welt --
Die Vögel singen weiter.

O Menschenherz mit deinem Stolz!
Was flüstern die Zypressen?
"Wir stehen auf einem schmalen Raum,
Darunter liegt ein Herze kaum,
So ist es schon vergessen."

Translation(s): FRE RUS

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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)

Settings in other languages, adaptations, or excerpts:

  • Also set in Russian (Русский), a translation by Anonymous/Unidentified Artist FRE ; composed by Johannes Bartz.

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

  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , copyright © 2015, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Text added to the website: 2007-05-12 00:00:00.

Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:02:22

Line count: 15
Word count: 80

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Quand je marche dans le cimetière...

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

Quand je marche dans le cimetière silencieux
C'est pour moi si dur pour mon cœur,
Que la poitrine humaine la plus fidèle,
Qui porte la peine et la joie,
Puisse si vite oublier.

L'herbe croît au-dessus, ah, comme rapidement
La tombe devient sereine ;
Comme si une feuille tombait de l'arbre,
Ainsi va une vie hors du monde --
Les oiseaux chantent à nouveau.

Ô courage humain, avec ton orgueil !
Que murmurent les cyprès ?
« Nous nous tenons sur un espace étroit,
En dessous à peine gît un cœur
Qu'il est déjà oublié. »

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Translation of title "Im stillen Friedhof" = "Dans le cimetière silencieux"


  • 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.


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Based on
  • a text in German (Deutsch) by (Karl) Ludwig Pfau (1821 - 1894), "Im Friedhof"
      • This text was set to music by the following composer(s): Johannes Bartz, Franz Bühnert, Karl Haine, Hugo Wilhelm Ludwig Kaun, Ladislao de Makray, Ferdinand Möhring, Wilhelm Schlichting, Hugo Wolf. Go to the text.


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

Last modified: 2015-06-06 01:03:11

Line count: 15
Word count: 95