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The Spirit's Song

Language: English

Hark! Hark, what I tell to thee,
Nor sorrow o'er the tomb;
My spirit wanders free,
And waits till thine shall come.

All pensive and alone,
I see thee sit and weep,
Thy head upon the stone
Where my cold ashes sleep.

I watch thy speaking eyes,
And mark each falling tear;
I catch thy passing sighs,
Ere they are lost in air.

Hark! Hark, what I tell to thee, etc.

Translation(s): DUT FRE

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Submitted by Emily Ezust [Administrator]


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):

  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , title 1: "Le chant de l'esprit", copyright © 2008, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , title 1: "Het lied van de geest", copyright © 2016, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Text added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.

Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:01:35
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Het lied van de geest

Language: Dutch (Nederlands) after the English

Hoor! Hoor dit bericht van mij,
En treur niet op het graf;
Mijn geest zwerft licht en vrij
En wacht de jouwe af.
Droef peinzend en alleen
Zit jij daar en je huilt,
Je hoofd rust op de steen
Waar mijn koud lijf in schuilt.
Ik zie jouw ogen licht
En jouw betraand gezicht,
Vang op jouw diep gezucht,
Vóór ’t oplost in de lucht.
Hoor! Hoor dit bericht van mij, enz.

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  • Singable translation from English to Dutch (Nederlands) copyright © 2016 by Lau Kanen, (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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Text added to the website: 2016-11-27.
Last modified: 2016-11-27 11:57:51
Line count: 13
Word count: 72