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O wunderbares, tiefes Schweigen

Language: German (Deutsch)

O wunderbares, tiefes Schweigen,
Wie einsam ist's noch auf der Welt!
Die Wälder nur sich leise [neigen]1,
Als ging' der Herr durchs stille Feld.

Ich [fühl mich recht wie neu geschaffen]2,
Wo ist die Sorge nun und Not?
Was [mich noch gestern]3 wollt' erschlaffen,
[Ich schäm' mich dess]4 im Morgenrot.

Die Welt mit ihrem Gram und Glücke
Will ich, ein Pilger, frohbereit
Betreten nur [wie]5 eine Brücke
Zu dir, Herr, [übern]6 Strom der Zeit.

Und buhlt mein Lied, auf Weltgunst [lauernd]7,
Um schnöden Sold der Eitelkeit:
Zerschlag' mein Saitenspiel, und schauernd
Schweig ich vor dir in Ewigkeit.


Translation(s): CAT DUT ENG FRE

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F. Mendelssohn Bartholdy sets stanzas 1-3
L. Erk sets stanzas 1-3
A. Matton sets stanzas 1-3

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1 Prince Albert: "ringen"
2 Prince Albert: "fühle mich wie umgeschaffen"; Mendelssohn: "fühl mich wie neu geschaffen"
3 Erk, Mendelssohn: "gestern noch mich"
4 Erk, Mendelssohn: "dess schäm' ich mich"
5 Erk, Mendelssohn: "als"
6 Prince Albert: "überm"
7 Prince Albert: "laurend"

Submitted by Emily Ezust

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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):

  • CAT Catalan (Català) (Salvador Pila) , "Pregària del matí", copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , copyright © 2017, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Emily Ezust) , "Morning prayer", copyright © 2004
  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , copyright © 2015, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


Text added to the website: 2004-04-28.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:02:05
Line count: 16
Word count: 97

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O wonderbaarlijk, ernstig zwijgen

Language: Dutch (Nederlands) after the German (Deutsch)

O wonderbaarlijk, ernstig zwijgen,
Hoe leeg is 't nog aan alle kant!
De bossen enkel zachtjes nijgen,
Als ging de Heer door 't stille land.
 
Ik voel mij echt als nieuw geboren,
Waar zijn de zorgen, waar de nood?
Waardoor 'k mij gist'ren liet bekoren,
Daar schaam 'k mij voor in 't morgenrood.
 
De wereld met haar pech en prijzen
Ben ik, als pelgrim, graag bereid,
Te zien slechts als een brug voor 't reizen
Naar U, Heer, [over de]1 [stroom van de]2 tijd.
 
En lonkt mijn lied, naar volksgunst strevend,
Naar 't miss'lijk loon der ijdelheid:
Verbreek mijn snarenspel, en bevend
Zwijg ik voor U in eeuwigheid.


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Translation of title "Morgengebed" = "Morgengebed"
1 "Over de": bij Mendelssohn te zingen op een kwart en twee achtsten.
2 "Stroom van de": bij Mendelssohn te zingen op een kwart en twee achtsten.

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  • Singable translation from German (Deutsch) to Dutch (Nederlands) copyright © 2017 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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Based on
  • a text in German (Deutsch) by Josef Karl Benedikt von Eichendorff (1788 - 1857), "Morgengebet", appears in Gedichte, in 6. Geistliche Gedichte CAT ENG FRE
      • This text was set to music by the following composer(s): Albert of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha, Prince Consort, Algernon Bennet Langton Ashton, Karl Collan, Friedrich Curschmann, Ludwig Erk, Johann Carl Eschmann, Eduard Lassen, Adolphe Matton, L. Menager, Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy, Philipp Nabholz, Gustav Rebling, Wilhelm Seifhardt. Go to the text.

 

Text added to the website: 2017-09-08.
Last modified: 2017-09-08 15:54:20
Line count: 16
Word count: 108