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Auf ewig dein! Wenn Berg' und Meere...

Language: German (Deutsch)

Auf ewig dein! Wenn Berg' und Meere trennen,
Wenn Stürme dräun, 
Wenn Weste säuseln oder Wüsten brennen:
Auf ewig dein!

Beim Kerzenglanz im stolzen Marmorsaale,
Beim Silberschein
Des Abendmonds im stillen Hirtenthale:
Auf ewig dein!

Senkt einst mein Genius die Fackel nieder,
Mich zu befrein,
Dann hallts noch im gebrochnen Herzen wieder:
Auf ewig dein!

Translation(s): DUT ENG FRE

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Confirmed with Gedichte von Friedrich von Matthisson. Erster Theil. Tübingen, bei Cotta, 1811, page 265; with Morgenblatt für gebildete Stände. Vierter Jahrgang. 1810. Im Verlag der J. G. Cotta'schen Buchhandlung in Tübingen. Nro. 260. Diensttag, 30. Oktober, 1810, page 1037; and with Schriften von Friedrich von Matthisson, Vierter Band, Ausgabe letzter Hand, Zurich: Orell, Fuessli, und Co., 1825, page 181.

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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):

  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , "Echo", copyright © 2012, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Laura Prichard) , copyright © 2015, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , "Écho", copyright © 2014, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Text added to the website: 2005-07-04.
Last modified: 2018-01-27 08:14:42
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I’m forever yours! Evenif mountains and...

Language: English after the German (Deutsch)

I’m forever yours! [Even] if mountains and lakes break apart,
If storms rage, 
Whether waistcoats rustle [in the breeze] or deserts burn:
I’m forever yours!
Where candles shine in proud marble halls,
In the silvery light
Of the evening moon in a quiet shepherd’s valley:
I’m forever yours!

When my spirit gives up the ghost1,
To free myself,
Then it will still echo in broken hearts:
I’m forever yours!

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Translation of "Widerhall" = "Reverberation"
1 literally, "Once my guardian spirit lowers the torch,"


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Text added to the website: 2015-12-29.
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