The LiederNet Archive
WARNING. Not all the material on this website is in the public domain.
It is illegal to copy and distribute our copyright-protected material without permission.
For more information, contact us at the following address:
licenses (AT) lieder (DOT) net

Eilende Wellen

Language: German (Deutsch)

Eilende Wellen
[Spielen]1 im Licht,
Wenn sie zerschellen,
Achten sie's nicht!
 
Sterne da schweifen
Viel tausend im Fluß;
Gleich wieder greifen
Sie einen zum Kuß!2
 
In [Scherzen und Schmerzen]3,
Spielen mir so
Die Lieder im Herzen
Unwandelbar froh.
 
Ist eines verklungen,
Ich denk' ihm nicht nach,
Kommt wieder gesprungen
Ein anderes [jach]4.
 
Und fängt einen Funken
Vom Lichte geschwind,
Worin mir so trunken
Das Leben [entrinnt]5.
 
[Vom]6 Lichte der Liebe
Voll himmlischer Ruh',
O selig Getriebe,
So treibe nur zu!


Translation(s): ENG

List of language codes

About the headline (FAQ)

View original text (without footnotes)

Confirmed with Christian Reinhold Köstlin’s poetry manuscripts, Z 4131, poem 96, Deutsches Literaturarchiv, Marbach, Germany. Dated August 11 [1841].

1 Lang: "Spielend"
2 Lang has two variants when she repeats the text: “viel tausend zum Kuss" and "gleich wieder greifen sie wieder zum Kuss"
3 Lang: "Schmerzen und Scherzen"
4 Lang: "nach"
5 Lang: "verrinnt"
6 Lang: "Im"

Submitted by Emily Ezust [Administrator] and Sharon Krebs [Guest Editor]

Authorship


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, and transliterations (if applicable):

  • ENG English (Sharon Krebs) , copyright © 2006, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


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

Last modified: 2016-09-11 13:35:06
Line count: 24
Word count: 80

Gentle Reminder
This website began in 1995 as a personal project, and I have been working on it full-time without a salary since 2008. Our research has never had any government or institutional funding, so if you found the information here useful, please consider making a donation. Your gift is greatly appreciated.
     - Emily Ezust

Browse imslp.org (Petrucci Music Library) for Lieder or choral works