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Im Rosenduft

Language: German (Deutsch) after the Swedish (Svenska)

Im Rosenduft, im reichen Blütensegen,
Im tief verborg'nen, lenzdurchsonnten Tal,
Da schweigt im Herzen jedes Leid,
Und wandelt sich zur Seligkeit,
Laß fern die Welt sich regen!

O frage nicht: Wo fließt des Glückes Bronnen?
O frage nicht: Gibt es noch größ're Freud'?
Schlag zur Natur die Augen auf,
Sie gibt allein dir Antwort drauf,
Dir kündens ihre Wonnen.

Translation(s): ENG

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Submitted by Sharon Krebs [Guest Editor]


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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):

  • ENG English (Sharon Krebs) , "In the scent of roses", copyright © 2017, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Text added to the website: 2017-09-28.
Last modified: 2017-09-29 10:54:32
Line count: 10
Word count: 59

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In the scent of roses

Language: English after the German (Deutsch)

In the scent of roses, in the rich blessing of blossoms,
In the well-concealed valley, sunned by springtime,
There every sorrow falls silent in the heart
And transforms itself to bliss,
Let the world bustle in the distance!

Oh do not ask: Where flows the wellspring of happiness?
Oh do not ask: Is there yet greater joy?
Raise your eyes to Nature,
Only she gives you an answer,
All her joys proclaim it to you.

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  • a text in German (Deutsch) by Johannes Friedemann , "Im Rosenduft" GER
      • This text was set to music by the following composer(s): Gustaf Oscar, Prince of Sweden and Norway, Duke of Uppland. Go to the text.

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Text added to the website: 2017-09-29.
Last modified: 2017-09-29 10:55:30
Line count: 10
Word count: 75