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O Liebe, die mein Herz erfüllet

Language: German (Deutsch)

O Liebe, die mein Herz erfüllet,
Wie wonnevoll ist deine Seligkeit,
Doch ach, wie grausam peinigend durchwühlet
Mich Hoffnungslosigkeit. 

Er liebt mich nicht, er liebt mich nicht, verloren
Ist ohne ihn des Lebens süße Lust,
Ich bin zu bittern Leiden nur geboren,
Nur Schmerz drückt meine Brust.

Doch nein, [bey Gott, ich will nicht ferner]1 klagen,
Zu sehen ihn, gönnt mir das Schicksal noch,
Darf ich ihm auch nicht meine Liebe sagen,
Gnügt mir sein Anblick doch.

Sein Bild ist Trost in meinem stillen Kummer,
Hier hab' ich's mir zur Wonne aufgestellt,
Dieß soll mich laben, bis daß ew'ger Schlummer
Mein mattes Herz befällt.

Translation(s): CAT DUT ENG FRE

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Confirmed with Udo der Stählerne oder die Ruinen von Drudenstein, eine Niedersächsische Volkssage vom Verfaßer Wallrabs von Schreckenhorn. 1799. Wien, bey Christ. Peter Rehm, page 187.

Note: Joseph Alois Gleich was a prolific Viennese playwright who also published a number of horror stories (such as Wallrab von Schreckenhorn). The poem is the song of Lambertine, in the final chapter of Udo der Stählerne. It was previously misattributed to Josef Ludwig Stoll.

1 Schubert (Alte Gesamtausgabe): "ich will nicht länger trostlos"

Submitted by Richard Morris and Peter Rastl [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):

  • CAT Catalan (Català) (Salvador Pila) , "Lambertine", copyright © 2019, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , "Lambertine", copyright © 2009, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Malcolm Wren) , copyright © 2017, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , "Lambertine", copyright © 2012, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

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Language: Catalan (Català) after the German (Deutsch)

Oh, amor que omples el meu cor,
que plaent és la teva benaurança,
però ai, com em trasbalsa,
cruel i dolorosa, la desesperança.

Ell no m’estima, ell no m’estima, perdut
és el dolç goig de la vida sense ell,
he nascut només per sofrir amargament,
tan sols la pena oprimeix el meu cor.

Però no, per Déu, ja no em planyeré més,
el destí em permet de veure’l encara,
si no li puc declarar el meu amor,
esguardant-lo en tindré prou.

El seu retrat és un conhort en la meva pena silent,
aquí, per al meu goig, l’he col•locat,
ell em delectarà fins que el son etern
s’apoderi del meu cor esllanguit.

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