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Wie ist doch die Erde so schön, so...

Language: German (Deutsch)

Wie ist doch die Erde so schön, so schön!
Das wissen die Vögelein;
Sie heben ihr leicht Gefieder,
Und singen so fröhliche Lieder
In den blauen Himmel hinein.

Wie ist doch die Erde so schön, so schön!
Das wissen die Flüss' und [die]1 Seen;
Sie malen im klaren Spiegel
Die Gärten und Städt' und Hügel,
Und die Wolken, die drüber gehn!

Und Sänger und Maler [wissen's]2,
Und es wissen's viel andere Leut'!
Und [wer es]3 nicht malt, der singt es,
Und wer's nicht singt, dem klingt es
[In dem Herzen]4 vor lauter Freud'!

Translation(s): DUT ENG ENG ENG FRE

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1 omitted by Blech, Brahms, Reger
2 Blech, Brahms, Reger: "wissen es"
3 Blech, Brahms, Reger: "wer's"
4 Blech, Brahms: "Im Herzen"

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)

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

  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , "Joeché!", copyright © 2014, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Leonard J[ordan] Lehrman) , "How beautiful the earth is!", copyright © 1996, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English [singable] (Addie Funk) , "How lovely the earth"
  • ENG English [singable] (C. Hugo Laubach)
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , "Ô gué !", copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

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

Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:01:46

Line count: 15
Word count: 93

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How beautiful the earth is!

Language: English after the German (Deutsch)

 How beautiful, how beautiful the earth is!
 The little birds know that;
 They lift their airy feathers
 And sing such joyous songs,
 And sing unto the blue heavens.

 How beautiful, how beatiful the earth is!
 The rivers and lakes know this;
 They paint in their clear mirrors
 The gardens and cities and hills,
 And the clouds that drift above!

 And singers and painters know it,
 And so do many other folk;
 And he who does not paint it, sings it,
 And he who does not sing it,
 His heart rings with it in sheer joy!

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Based on
  • a text in German (Deutsch) by Robert Reinick (1805 - 1852), "Juchhe!", appears in Lieder, in Frühling und Liebe, first published 1844 DUT FRE
      • This text was set to music by the following composer(s): Leo Blech, Johannes Brahms, Johann Diebold, Felix Draeseke, Alfred Dregert, G. Falcke, Hans Harthan, Wilhelm Hill, Ferdinand von Hiller, Ludwig Hoffmann, Camillo Horn, Wilhelm Kienzl, Arno Kleffel, Luise Adolpha Le Beau, August Lucae, Heinrich August Marschner, Arnold Mendelssohn, Hermann Müller, Karl Guido Nakonz, Friedrich August Naubert, Ludwig Ottmann, Carl Theodor Emanuel, Freiherr von Perfall, Robert Radecke, Max Reger, Karl Heinrich Carsten Reinecke, Alfred Richter, Eduard Gustav Sabbath, Carl Julius Schmidt, Richard Schmidt, August Schulz, Volkmar Schurig, Ferdinand Sieber, Philipp Spitta, Richard Sternfeld, Reinhold Stöckhardt, Ernst von Stockhausen, P. H. Thielen, J. H. W. Werner, C. Th. Wirz. Go to the text.


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

Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:01:46

Line count: 15
Word count: 96