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Da liegt er, starr, vom Tode...

Language: German (Deutsch)

Da liegt er, starr, vom Tode hingestreckt,
Der froh und rastlos bei der Jugend
Das Samenkorn der Wissenschaft und Tugend
Durch langer Jahre Reih'n ins Leben auferweckt;
Am Sarge knieen nun die Seinen,
Verwaist, verarmt, und weinen;
Den letzten Hoffnungsstrahl seh'n sie mit ihm verglüh'n,
Und Wolken nur mit grausen Wettern,
Um sie auch zu zerschmettern,
Rings ihren Horizont umzieh'n.

Weh euch Kindern, weh euch Armen!
Wer wird euer sich erbarmen?
Euren Vater nahm der Tod,
Und ihr erbet nichts als Not.

Mutter trockne dein Gesicht.
Sieh uns an, und weine nicht.
Gott [erhält]1 die jungen Raben,
Wird er nur für uns nichts haben?


Translation(s): ENG FRE

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1 Schubert (autograph) and first edition (1830): "ernährt"

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


Text added to the website: 2017-10-16.
Last modified: 2017-10-28 06:53:39
Line count: 18
Word count: 104

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Récitatif et air avec chœur

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

Là il gît, rigide, frappé par la mort,
Lui qui joyeusement et sans repos avec les jeunes
Instillant La graine de la science et de la vertu
Pendant de nombreuses années, les a éveillés à la vie ;
Autour du cercueil, ses proches s'agenouillent,
Orphelins, appauvris, ils pleurent.
Ils voient brûler le dernier rayon d'espoir avec lui,
Et seulement des nuages avec un temps horrible
Les entourent pour les écraser,
Tout autour de leur horizon.

Hélas, enfants, hélas, vous les pauvres !
Qui va vous réconforter ?
La mort a emporté votre père,
Et vous n'héritez de rien sauf de la détresse.

Mère, sèche ton visage.
Regarde-nous et ne pleure pas.
Dieu protège les jeunes corbeaux,
N'aura-t-il rien pour nous ?


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Based on
  • a text in German (Deutsch) by Johann Hoheisel (1767 - 1841), no title, written 1816 ENG
      • This text was set to music by the following composer(s): Franz Peter Schubert. Go to the text.

 

Text added to the website: 2017-12-26.
Last modified: 2017-12-26 10:20:30
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