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Der stille Grund

Language: German (Deutsch)

  Du stiller Grund, hab' Dank für deinen Frieden,
Wie leis und sanft ist jeder Gram geschieden!
  Wie deine Blumen hier im dunkeln Grün
Muß alles licht und hold mir wieder blühn,
  Und wie dein Bächlein rinnet frisch und hell,
Fließt mir durch's Herz der reinsten Freuden Quell.
  Du stiller Grund, vom Abendschein umflossen,
Wie hält dein Bergwald traut mich eingeschlossen!
  Wie auf dem Gipfel dort die Fichte rauscht,
Mein selig Herz auf Gottes Odem lauscht,
  Und wie der Weih hoch überm Wald sich wiegt,
Hoch auf mein Herz und immer höher fliegt.
  Du stiller Grund, hab' Dank für deinen Frieden,
Ach, welch ein Wonneschauer schon hienieden!
  Doch sieh, wie grüßt mit süßer, süßer Macht
Des Himmels Blau mich durch der Blätter Nacht,
  Und aus der Tiefe grüß' ich froh zurück:
Ach, welch ein Frieden dort erst, welch ein Glück!

Translation(s): ENG

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Confirmed with Liederbuch von Friedrich Oser, 1842-1874, mit einem biographischen Verzeichnis der Componisten, Basel: Benno Schwabe, Verlagsbuchhandlung, 1875, page 91

Submitted by Sharon Krebs [Guest Editor]


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Available translations, adaptations or excerpts, and transliterations (if applicable):

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

Text added to the website: 2010-05-05.
Last modified: 2017-05-18 09:50:28
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Word count: 140

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The quiet land

Language: English after the German (Deutsch)

  You quiet land, I thank you for your peace;
How quietly and gently every sorrow has departed [from me]!
  Just like your flowers here in the dark greenery,
Everything must once more bloom for me luminously and beautifully,
  And just as your brooklet runs briskly and brightly,
The well-spring of the purest joy flows through my heart.

  You quiet land, suffused by the evening glow,
How your forest of mountains holds me lovingly enclosed!
  Just as the fir soughs there upon the peak,
My blissful heart listens for God’s breath,
  And as the kite soars high about the forest,
My heart flies high and ever higher.

  You quiet land, I thank you for your peace;
Ah, what a thrill of rapture here below already!
  But see, how with sweet, sweet power
The blue of heaven greets me through the night of leaves,
  And from the depths I return the greeting gladly:
Ah, only there what peace, what happiness!

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Text added to the website: 2017-07-01.
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Word count: 159