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Auferstehn, ja, auferstehn wirst du

Language: German (Deutsch)

Auferstehn, ja, auferstehn wirst du, 
mein Staub, nach kurzer Ruh.  
Unsterblich's Leben       
wird, der dich schuf, dir geben!                  
[Wieder aufzublühn werd ich gesät.  
Der Herr der Ernte geht  
Und sammelt Garben, 
Uns ein, uns ein, die starben.    
Tag des Danks, der Freudenthränen Tag!    
Du, meines Gottes Tag!    
Wenn ich im Grabe 
Genug geschlummert habe,  
Erweckst du mich.] 2  
Wie den Träumenden, wirds dann [uns]3 sein;     
Mit Jesu [gehn wir]4 ein   
Zu seinen Freuden!    
Der müden [Pilger]5 Leiden     
Sind dann nicht mehr!           
Ach, ins Allerheiligste führt mich 
mein Mittler dann;  lebt' ich 
Im Heiligthume,          
Zu seines Namens Ruhme!        

Translation(s): FRE

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G. Mahler sets stanzas 1-2

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Confirmed with Klopstocks Lieder, Carlsruhe, Christian Gottlieb Schmieder, 1776, pages 57-58.

Note: in Mahler's setting of the first two stanzas, it is the soprano and chorus singing

Referenced in Matthisson's An Laura, als sie Klopstocks Auferstehungslied sang.

1 Bach: "Gelobt sei Er."
2 Not set by Bach
3 Bach: "mir"
4 Bach: "geh ich"
5 Bach: "Wanderers"
6 Bach: "In Ewigkeit."

Submitted by Malcolm Wren [Guest Editor] and Melanie Trumbull


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

  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , copyright © 2017, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Text added to the website: 2016-01-20.
Last modified: 2018-01-05 16:10:25
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Lève‑toi, oui, tu te lèveras à nouveau

Language: French (Français) after the German (Deutsch)

Lève-toi, oui, tu te lèveras à nouveau,
Ma poussière, après un court repos !
La vie éternelle,
Celui qui t'a appelée va te la donner.
Halleluja ! 

Tu es semée pour fleurir à nouveau.
Le seigneur de la récolte marche 
à grands pas
Et rassemble les gerbes.
Halleluja ! 





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Translation of title "Auferstehung" = "Résurrection"


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Based on
  • a text in German (Deutsch) by Friedrich Gottlieb Klopstock (1724 - 1803), "Die Auferstehung"
      • This text was set to music by the following composer(s): Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach, Carl Heinrich Graun, Gustav Mahler. Go to the text.


Text added to the website: 2017-11-22.
Last modified: 2017-11-22 10:56:14
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