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Sind es Schmerzen, sind es Freuden

Language: German (Deutsch)

Sind es Schmerzen, sind es Freuden,
Die durch meinen Busen ziehn?
Alle alten Wünsche scheiden,
Tausend neue Blumen blühn.

Durch die Dämmerung der Tränen
Seh' ich [ferne]1 Sonnen stehn, -
Welches Schmachten! welches Sehnen!
Wag' ich's? soll ich näher gehn?

Ach, und fällt die Träne nieder,
Ist es dunkel um mich her;
Dennoch kömmt kein Wunsch mir wieder,
[Zukunft]2 ist von Hoffnung leer.

So schlage denn, [strebendes]3 Herz,
So fließet denn, Tränen, [herab]4,
Ach, Lust ist nur tieferer Schmerz,
Leben ist [dunkeles]5 Grab, -

Ohne Verschulden
Soll [ich]6 erdulden?
Wie ist's, daß mir im Traum
Alle Gedanken
Auf und nieder schwanken!
Ich kenne mich noch kaum.

O, hört mich, ihr gütigen Sterne,
O höre mich, [grünende Flur]7,
[Du, Liebe, den heiligen]8 Schwur:
Bleib' ich ihr ferne,
Sterb' ich gerne.
Ach, nur [im Licht von]9 ihrem Blick
Wohnt Leben und Hoffnung und Glück!


Translation(s): DUT ENG FRE ITA TUR

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1 Weber: "neue" (new)
2 Weber: "Erde" (the earth)
3 Weber: "sterbendes" (dying)
4 Weber: "hinab" (out)
5 Brahms: "dunkles"
6 Weber: "ich's" (I)
7 Weber: "weite Nature" (wide Nature)
8 Weber: "Hört den ernsten" (Hear the serious)
9 omitted by Weber.
Textual variants provided by Peter W. Shea

Submitted by Emily Ezust

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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, and transliterations (if applicable):

  • ENG English (Emily Ezust) , title 1: "Are they sorrows or are they joys", copyright ©
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Ferdinando Albeggiani) , title 1: "Sono dolori, sono gioie", copyright © 2008, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , copyright © 2010, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , title 1: "Zijn het smarten, is het vreugde", copyright © 2015, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • TUR Turkish (Türkçe) (Gül Sabar) , copyright © 2016, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


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Zijn het smarten, is het vreugde

Language: Dutch (Nederlands) after the German (Deutsch)

Zijn het smarten, is het vreugde,
Die mij door de borst heen gaan?
Alle oude wensen wijken,
Nieuwe bloei breekt alom aan.
 
Door de schemering der tranen
Zie ik verre zonnen staan, -
Wat een smachten, wat een hunk'ren!
Waag ik 't? Zal ik nader gaan?
 
Ach, en gaat de traan dan vallen,
Dan daalt donker om mij neer;
Wensen keren geen van alle,
't Uitzicht is niet hoopvol meer.
 
Dus klop maar door, hunkerend hart,
Dus stroom maar af, tranen, stroom af.
Ach, lust is slechts diepere smart,
Leven een donker graf.
 
'k Heb heel geen schuld en
Moet ik toch dulden?
Wat is 't dat in mijn droom
Toch al mijn denken
Heen en weer blijft zwenken!
Ik lijk wel een fantoom.
 
O hoor mij, goedaardige sterren,
O hoor naar mij, groene planeet!
Hoor, liefde, mijn heilige eed:
Moet ik haar derven,
'k Zal graag sterven.
Ach, slechts haar blik, haar zachte blik,
Geeft leven en hoop en geluk!


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Text added to the website: 2015-10-03.
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