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In Mond erhellten Nächten

Language: German (Deutsch)

In [Mond erhellten]1 Nächten,
Mit dem Geschick' zu rechten,
Hat diese Brust verlernt.
Der Himmel, reich [besternt]2,
Umwoget mich mit Frieden.
Da denk' ich: Auch hienieden
Gedeihet manche Blume;
Und frischer schaut der stumme,
Sonst trübe Blick hinauf
[Zu ew'ger Sterne Lauf]3.

[Auf ihnen quälen Schmerzen,
Auf ihnen bluten Herzen]4 -
Sie aber strahlen heiter.
So schließ' ich selig weiter:
Auch unsre kleine Erde,
Voll Mißton und Gefährde,
Sich als ein heiter Licht
In's Diadem verflicht.
So werden Sterne
Durch die Ferne!


Translation(s): CAT DUT ENG FRE ITA

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Confirmed with Gedichte von Johann Mayrhofer. Wien. Bey Friedrich Volke. 1824, page 141.

1 Schubert: "monderhellten"
2 Schubert (2nd version only): "gestirnt"
3 Schubert (Neue Gesamtausgabe): "Zum ew'gen Sternenlauf"
4 lines interchanged by Schubert

Submitted by Emily Ezust [Administrator] 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) , "Les nits estelades", copyright © 2017, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , "De sterrennachten", copyright © 2009, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Emily Ezust) , "The starry nights", copyright ©
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , "Les nuits étoilées", copyright © 2010, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Amelia Maria Imbarrato) , "Le notti stellate", copyright © 2009, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


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