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Steig empor, umblüht von Segen

Language: German (Deutsch)

Steig empor, umblüht von Segen,
Schöner goldbekrönter Tag,
Glühend pochet dir entgegen
Uns'rer treuen Herzen Schlag.
Heil dir Tag, voll Pracht und Glanz,
Du gabst uns den Vater Franz.

Unter seinem Fürstenschilde
Grünen Kunst und Wissenschaft,
In dem Zepter wohnt die Milde
Und in seinem Schwert die Kraft.
Friedenspalm' und [Siegesglanz]1
Schmücken unsern Vater Franz.

Ihm, dem Mächt'gen, dem Gerechten
Laßt uns That und Willen weih'n,
Grüne Myrthen laßt uns flechten
Und den Lorbeer schlingt hinein.
Unser's Vaterlandes Glanz
Gab und schirmet Vater Franz.

[Laß ihn alle Freuden]2 haben,
Ihn, der uns'rer [Freuden]3 Stern;
Sende deine [besten]4 Gaben
Unserm kaiserlichen Herrn.
Hüthe seiner Krone Glanz,
Ew'ger! unserm Vater Franz.

Translation(s): CAT DUT

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Note: This is Deinhardstein's text as written in Schubert's manuscript. There are a few minor changes made by a third party, which have been adopted by Breitkopf & Härtel (1892) in the Alte Gesamtausgabe, Serie XVII. The first print of Schubert's cantata appeared 1822 in connection with the first performance. It features a different first stanza.

Hoch entzückt, im reichen Segen,
Den du spendest jeden Tag,
Pochet glühend Dir entgegen
Aller treuen Herzen Schlag.
Heil Dir Heil! umstrahlt von Glanz,
Heil Dir guter Vater Franz.
In 1849 the cantata was published by Diabelli as Schubert's op. posth. 157 with a completely different text and the title Constitutionslied.

1 Schubert (manuscript): "Ruhmenglanz"
2 Schubert (manuscript): "Alle Freuden laßt ihn"
3 Schubert (manuscript, and 1822 print): "Freude"
4 Schubert (manuscript): "reichsten"

Submitted by Ferdinando Albeggiani 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)

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

  • CAT Catalan (Català) (Salvador Pila) , copyright © 2019, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Text added to the website: 2010-03-13 00:00:00.

Last modified: 2019-03-31 04:53:06

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Aixeca’t, tot florejat de benediccions

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

Aixeca’t, tot florejat de benediccions,
formós dia, coronat d’or,
fervent, batega al teu encontre
el nostre cor fidel.
Visca aquest dia, ple de solemnitat i esplendor,
tu ens donares el pare Franz.

Sota el seu escut de príncep
floreixen l’art i la ciència,
en el seu ceptre rau la clemència
i la força a la seva espasa.
La palma de la pau i l’esplendor de la victòria
ornen el nostre pare Franz.

A ell, el poderós, a l’equànime,
consagrem fets i voluntats,
trenem murtra verda
i a dins hi enllacem el llorer.
L’esplendor de la nostra pàtria
ens el donà i l’empara el pare Franz.

Que tingui totes les gaubances,
ell, l’estrella de la nostra joia.
Envia les teves millors ofrenes
al nostre imperial senyor.
Serva l’esplendor de la seva corona,
per sempre! Al nostre pare Franz.

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Translations of title(s):
"Am Geburtstage des Kaisers" = "A l’aniversari del Kàiser"
"Volkslied" = "Cançó popular"


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