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Sonne, leuchte mir ins Herz hinein

Language: German (Deutsch)

Sonne, [leuchte]1 mir ins Herz hinein,
Wind, verweh mir Sorgen und Beschwerden!
Tiefere Wonne weiß ich nicht auf Erden,
Als im Weiten unterwegs zu sein.

Nach der Ebene nehm ich meinen Lauf,
Sonne soll mich sengen, Meer mich kühlen;
Unsrer Erde Leben mitzufühlen,
Tu ich alle Sinne festlich auf.

Und so soll mir jeder neue Tag
Neue Freunde, neue Brüder weisen,
Bis ich leidlos alle Kräfte preisen,
Aller Sterne Gast und Freund sein mag.

Translation(s): ENG FRE

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Confirmed with Hermann Hesse, Sämtliche Werke, herausgegeben von Volker Michels, Band 10 Die Gedichte, bearbeitet von Peter Huber, Frankfurt am Main: Suhrkamp Verlag, 2002, page 173.

1 Wittmer: "scheine"

Submitted by Emily Ezust [Administrator] and Sharon Krebs [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 (Sharon Krebs) , copyright © 2017, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , copyright © 2018, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Text added to the website: 2009-04-30.
Last modified: 2018-07-27 12:00:19
Line count: 12
Word count: 74

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Soleil, éclaire l'intérieur de mon cœur

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

Soleil, éclaire l'intérieur de mon cœur,
Vent, disperse mes tracas et mes plaintes !
Je ne connais pas de plus grand bonheur sur terre,
Que de cheminer dans les grands espaces.

Je dirige ma course vers la plaine,
Le soleil me bénira, la mer me rafraîchira ;
Pour partager la sensation de vie de notre terre
J'ouvre cérémonieusement tous mes sens.

Et ainsi chaque jour nouveau
Me montrera nouveaux amis, nouveaux frères,
Tant que sans peine je louerai toutes forces,
Qu'elles soient étoiles, hôtes ou amis.

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Translations of title(s):
"Sonne leuchte mir ins Herz hinein" = "Soleil, éclaire l'intérieur de mon cœur"
"Auf froher Fahrt" = "D'un joyeux voyage"
"Reiselied" = "Chant de voyage"
" Weiten unterwegs" = "… dans les grands espaces"
"Sonnenleuchten" = "Lumières de soleil"


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Based on
  • a text in German (Deutsch) by Hermann Hesse (1877 - 1962), "Reiselied", written 1911 ENG
      • This text was set to music by the following composer(s): Josef Brauneis, Werner Bühler, Franz Dietsch, Hermann Christian Georg Erdlen, Karl Gerdes, Ferdinand Gerhardt, Willy Giesen, Jürgen Golle, Richard Gress, Joseph Haas, Karl Hasse, Hugo Herrmann, André Jomini, Hans Kracke, Hans Kulla, Heinz Lau, Hans Leicht, Friedrich Wilhelm Lothar, Hans Friedrich Micheelsen, Adolf Wilhelm Müller, Karl Müller, Paul Müller-Zürich, Hermann Ophoven, Walter A. Pfeiffer, Martin Rössler, Immo Schneider, Walter Steffens, Alfred Stier, Bruno Straumann, Hans Süssmuth, Wilhelm Weismann, Justus Hermann Wetzel, F. Willi, Eberhard Ludwig Wittmer, Friedrich Zipp, Paul Zoll. Go to the text.


Text added to the website: 2018-02-11.
Last modified: 2018-02-11 12:17:21
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Word count: 86