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Es glühten rings die Felder

Language: German (Deutsch)

Es glühten rings die Felder
Im heißen Sonnenbrand,
Da stand ich auf dem Berge
Am külen [sic] Waldesrand.

Die Glocken hört' ich tönen,
Sah einen schwarzen Zug,
Der einen müden Pilger
Zur Ruhestätte trug.

Den Sarg ließ man hernieder,
Deckt ihn mit Erde zu --
Der findet in dem Grabe
Die längst ersehnte Ruh.

Translation(s): ENG

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Confirmed with Gustav Kastropp, König Elf’s Lieder. Eine lyrische Rhapsodie, Zweite Auflage, Stuttgart: Verlag von Adolf Bonz & Comp., 1877, page 61

Submitted by Sharon Krebs [Guest Editor]


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):

  • ENG English (Sharon Krebs) , title 1: "The fields glowed round about", copyright © 2017, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Text added to the website: 2010-03-11.
Last modified: 2017-06-10 22:50:59
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Word count: 53

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The fields glowed round about

Language: English after the German (Deutsch)

The fields glowed round about
In the hot burning of the sun,
I stood upon the mountain
By the cool edge of the forest.

The bells I heard a-tolling,
Saw a black procession,
In which a tired pilgrim
Was being borne to his resting place.

They let the coffin down,
Covered it with soil --
In the grave he shall find
The rest long yearned for.

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Text added to the website: 2017-06-27.
Last modified: 2017-06-27 10:44:12
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Word count: 65