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O Lust, o Lust, vom Berg ein Lied

Language: German (Deutsch)

O Lust, o Lust, vom Berg ein Lied
In's Land [hinabzusingen]1!
Der kleinste Ton [hinunterzieht]2,
So wie auf Riesenschwingen!

Der stillste Hauch aus lauter Brust,
In Leid und Lust entrungen,
Er wird zum Klange, unbewußt
Für alle Welt gesungen.

Es schwingt sich erd- und himmelwärts
Der Seele klingend Sehnen,
Und fällt der ganzen Welt an's Herz --
Ob freudig, ob in Thränen.

Was still sonst nur die Brust durchzieht,
Fliegt aus auf lauten Schwingen, --
O Lust, o Lust, vom Berg ein Lied
In's Land [hinabzusingen]1!

Translation(s): CAT ENG FRE

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Confirmed with Jucunde von Hermann Rollett, Leipzig, Verlag von Otto Wigand, 1853, pages 31-32.

1 Schumann: "hinab zu singen"
2 Schumann: "hinunter zieht"

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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, and transliterations (if applicable):

  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , copyright © 2015, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (David Kenneth Smith) , title 1: "O joy, o joy", copyright © 1996, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • CAT Catalan (CatalĂ ) (Salvador Pila) , copyright © 2015, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

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