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Nun klinge, mein Lied

Language: German (Deutsch)

Nun klinge, mein Lied, durch den knospenden Wald 
Und verhall' in den rieselnden Gründen!
Der Winter ist aus und Frühling ist's bald, 
Und du sollst es der Erde verkünden.

Drum heiße nun Wiesen und Auen schnell 
In schwellendes Grün sich kleiden,
Und sende durch tauende Thäler den Quell,
Damit sie sich festlich bereiten!

Und weck' aus dem Traume mit leisem Ton
Die Blumen im Feld und im Garten: 
Sie sollen mit blühenden Häuptern schon 
Den blühenden Freier erwarten.

Dann lock' aus dem sonnigen Süden mir all 
Die säumigen Sänger, die süßen, 
Auf daß sie mit lustigem Liederschall 
Den lächelnden Lenz begrüßen! 

Und die Menschenherzen vergiß mir nicht, 
Versunken in Sorgen und Qualen; 
Laß ihnen des Frühlings Freudenlicht, 
Die Sonne der Hoffnung strahlen!

Translation(s): ENG

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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) , "Now ring out, my song", copyright © 2017, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Text added to the website: 2010-02-22.
Last modified: 2017-07-21 19:20:34
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Now ring out, my song

Language: English after the German (Deutsch)

Now ring out, my song, through the budding forest
And die away in the rippling depths!
Winter is over and soon it shall be spring,
And you must proclaim it to the earth.

Therefore command the meadows and leas
To garb themselves quickly in burgeoning green,
And send the water-spring through the thawing valleys
So that they may prepare themselves festively!

And with a quiet tone waken from dreams
The flowers in field and garden:
With blooming tops they shall already 
Await their blossoming suitor.

Then entice from the sunny South for me
All the tardy singers, the sweet ones,
So that with a merry sounding of songs
They may greet the smiling spring!

And do not forget the hearts of mankind,
Sunken in anxieties and agonies;
Let the happy light of spring,
Let the sun of hope beam for them!

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