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Die Sonn' ist hin

Language: German (Deutsch)

Die Sonn' ist hin, 
Wie Lust der Minn'.
Nun Waldesruh
Deckt still mich zu.
Ach trüb und müd 
Ist mein Gemüt,
Daß mir die Rosen all' verblüht!

Um Ehr' der Welt
Ist's schlecht bestellt.
Sie träget Scheu
Vor Glaub' und Treu.
Um Gold und Lohn
Spricht man ihr Hohn,
Mein treues Herz das brach davon.

Nach Lieb' und Glück
Schau ich zurück:
Das schwand dahin
Mit falschem Sinn.
Was ich gekos't
War schlecht erlos't.
Nun, reicher Gott, gieb du mir Trost!

Translation(s): ENG

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Confirmed with Otto Roquette, Orion. Ein Phantasiestück, Bremen: Verlag von Franz Schlodtmann, 1851, pages 171-172

Submitted by Sharon Krebs [Guest Editor] and Harry Joelson


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) , "The sun is gone", copyright © 2018, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Text added to the website: 2010-11-13.
Last modified: 2017-12-09 12:03:03
Line count: 21
Word count: 81

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The sun is gone

Language: English after the German (Deutsch)

The sun is gone
Like the joy of love.
Now forest peace
Quietly covers me.
Ah, dismal and weary
Is my spirit
Because the roses have all faded for me!

It is not well with 
The honour of the world.
It timidly fears
Faith and loyalty.
One scorns [honour]
For the sake of gold and recompense,
My faithful heart broke because of that.

I look back upon
Love and happiness:
It vanished
With a false spirit.
That with which I dallied
Was badly chosen.
Now, bountiful God, give me comfort!

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Based on
  • a text in German (Deutsch) by Otto Roquette (1824 - 1896), "Die Sonn' ist hin", appears in Orion, first published 1851
      • This text was set to music by the following composer(s): Robert Franz, Heinrich Reinhardt. Go to the text.


Text added to the website: 2018-01-15.
Last modified: 2018-01-15 14:22:35
Line count: 21
Word count: 90