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Die Sonne sticht. Ein Garten lacht uns...

Language: German (Deutsch)

Die Sonne sticht. Ein Garten lacht uns an,
Der vor der Glut uns schützen kann;
Ihn schuf ein edler Mann
Nach seinem eignen Plan,
Und läßt, wer will, sich drin erquicken.
Darf man [darin]1 gleich keine Früchte pflücken,
[Verdienet er]2 nicht unsern Dank?
Allein der Sommer währt nicht lang,
Und höher [ist der noch]3 zu schätzen,
An dessen Frucht, auch auf der Winterbank,
Sich die Armen noch letzen.

Vater unter [Seraphsreih'n]4
Blick' mit Huld auf den herab,
Der Entstehung und Gedeihen
Unsrem Institute gab!

Laß sein Bild den Folgezeiten
Schöner Taten Zunder sein,
Und ein Horn [von]5 Seligkeiten
Auf betrübte Witwen streun.

Sprich, Allmächtiger, dein Amen,
Laß des [Stifters Vaternamen]6
Jeder Witwe heilig sein,
Und ihr Beten am Altare
Lang auf seine Silberhaare
Jugendkraft und Frohsinn streun!

Translation(s): ENG FRE

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1 Schubert, first edition: "bei ihm"
2 Schubert, first edition: "Verdient der Mann"
3 Schubert, first edition: "noch ist der"
4 Hoheisel: "Seraphsreihen"
5 Schubert, first edition: "voll"
6 Schubert (autograph), in the repetition (by error?): "Vater(s) Stifternamen"

Submitted by Malcolm Wren [Guest Editor] and Peter Rastl [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 (Malcolm Wren) , copyright © 2017, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , "Récitatif et quatuor avec chœur", copyright © 2017, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Text added to the website: 2017-10-16 00:00:00.
Last modified: 2018-01-13 15:33:27
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