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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"

Submitted by Emily Ezust


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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