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Sydämeni laulu

Language: Finnish (Suomi)

Tuonen lehto, öinen lehto!
Siell' on hieno hietakehto,
sinnepä lapseni saatan.

Siell' on lapsen lysti olla,
Tuonen herran vainiolla
kaitsia Tuonelan karjaa.

Siell' on lapsen lysti olla,
illan tullen tuuditella
helmassa Tuonelan immen.

Onpa kullan lysti olla,
kultakehdoss' kellahdella,
kuullella kehräjälintuu.

Tuonen viita, rauhan viita!
Kaukana on vaino, riita,
kaukana kavala maailma.

Translation(s): GER SWE

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Submitted by Emily Ezust [Administrator]


Musical settings (art songs, Lieder, mélodies, (etc.), choral pieces, and other vocal works set to this text), listed by composer (not necessarily exhaustive)

Settings in other languages, adaptations, or excerpts:

  • Also set in Swedish (Svenska), a translation by Kim Borg (1919 - 2000) , copyright © GER ; composed by Kim Borg.

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

  • GER German (Deutsch) (Bertram Kottmann) , "Meins Herzens Lied", copyright © 2018, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Text added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.

Last modified: 2019-05-01 15:16:28

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Meins Herzens Lied

Language: German (Deutsch) after the Finnish (Suomi)

Hain des Dunkels, Hain des Todes!
Fein die Wiege dort im Sande,
dorthin ich mein Kind geleite.

Dort wird es dann glücklich werden,
auf des Meister Todes Fluren
seine Herden zu behüten.

Dort wird es dann glücklich werden,
und im Schoß der Magd des Todes
abendlich gewieget werden.

Glücklich wird mein Liebling werden,
in der gold’nen Wiege liegend
Abendvogels Lied zu lauschen.

Hain des Todes, Hain des Friedens!
Weit weg sind Verfolgung, Tücke,
fern sind Niedertracht und Hader.

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Based on
  • a text in Finnish (Suomi) by Aleksis Stenvall (1834 - 1872), as Aleksis Kivi, appears in Seitsemän veljestä, (a novel), first published 1869 SWE
      • This text was set to music by the following composer(s): Kim Borg, Kimmo Hakola, Einojuhani Rautavaara, Jean Sibelius. Go to the text.


Text added to the website: 2018-02-06 00:00:00.

Last modified: 2018-02-06 15:06:57

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