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An einem lichten Morgen

Language: German (Deutsch)

An einem lichten Morgen,
  Da klingt es hell im Thal:
Wach' auf, du liebe Blume,
  Ich bin der Sonnenstral!

Erschließe mit Vertrauen
  Dein Blütenkämmerlein
Und laß die heiße Liebe
  Ins Heiligtum hinein.

Ich will ja nichts verlangen
  Als liegen dir im Schoos,
Und deine Blüte küssen --
  Eh sie verwelkt im Moos.

Ich will ja nichts begehren,
  Als ruhn an deiner Brust,
Und dich dafür verklären
  Mit sonnenheller Lust!

Translation(s): ENG FRE

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About the headline (FAQ)

Confirmed with Frische Lieder von Hermann Rollett, Zweite vermehrte Auflage, Ulm, Stettin'sche Verlags-Buchhandlung, 1850, pages 19-20.

Note: modern spelling would change the following words: Thal -> Tal, Sonnenstral -> Sonnenstrahl, Schoos -> Schoß

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):

  • ENG English (David Kenneth Smith) , "On morning bright and shining", copyright © 1996, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , "Un matin lumineux", copyright © 2015, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

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

Last modified: 2019-01-20 19:02:18

Line count: 16
Word count: 68

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On morning bright and shining

Language: English after the German (Deutsch)

 On morning bright and shining,
 there rings clear through the vale,
 "Wake up, beloved flower,
 I am the ray of sun!
 "Now open confidently
 your little blossom heart
 and let my burning love-beams
 into your holy shrine.
 "I nothing more require
 than to lie upon your chest
 and on your bloom lay kisses
 'till in the moss you droop.
 "I nothing more desire
 than to sleep up on your breast
 and thus I will transform you
 with sunshine's shining joy."

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  • Translation from German (Deutsch) to English copyright © 1996 by David Kenneth Smith, (re)printed on this website with kind permission. To reprint and distribute this author's work for concert programs, CD booklets, etc., please ask the copyright-holder(s) directly.

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Based on
  • a text in German (Deutsch) by Hermann Rollett (1819 - 1904), no title, appears in Frische Lieder, in 1. Frühling, in 2. Auferstehungsklänge, no. 2, Ulm, Stettin'sche Verlags-Buchhandlung, first published 1848 FRE
      • This text was set to music by the following composer(s): Emil Büchner, Heinrich Esser, Alban Förster, Ernst Methfessel, Heinrich Schnell, Clara Schumann, née Wieck. Go to the text.


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

Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:01:47

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Word count: 81