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Und schreit' ich in den Wald hinaus

Language: German (Deutsch)

Und schreit' ich in den Wald hinaus,
Da grüßen mich die Bäume.
Du liebes, freies Gotteshaus,
Du schließest mich mit Sturmgebraus
In deine kühlen Räume!

Da sink' ich an das laute Herz
Der Einsamkeit des Waldes --
Das größte Leid wird süßer Schmerz,
Auf Liederschwingen himmelwärts
Verklingt es und verhallt es.

Geheimes Flüstern hier und dort,
Verborgnes Quellenrauschen --
O Wald, o Wald, geweihter Ort,
Laß mich [der Liebe]1 reinstes Wort,
[An deiner Brust]2 belauschen!

Was leise mich umschwebt, umklingt, --
Ich will es treu bewahren,
Und was [in Klarheit mich durchdringt]3,
Will ich, vom Geist der Lieb' beschwingt,
In Liedern offenbaren!


Translation(s): ENG FRE

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C. Schumann sets stanzas 3, 1, 4

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Confirmed with Gedichte von Hermann Rollett, Jena, Friedrich Luden, 1846, pages 108-109.

Note: Clara Schumann switches the stanzas around (her setting begins "Geheimes Flüstern hier und dort".
1 Schumann: "des Lebens"
2 Schumann: "in Zweig und Blatt"
3 Schumann: "mir tief zum Herzen dringt"

Submitted by Emily Ezust [Administrator]

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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) , "Soft, secret whispers here and there", copyright © 1996, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , "Chuchotements secrets ici et là", copyright © 2015, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


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