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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 [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, 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


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: 84

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O joy, o joy

Language: English after the German (Deutsch)

 O joy, o joy, from mountain top
 through all the land I'm singing!
The smallest tone dives ever down,
 like giant eagles winging!

 The softest breath from singing breast,
 when born in joy and grieving,
 is turned to song and unbeknownst
 to all the world is sung forth.

It wings on earth- and heavenward
 this ringing spirit pining
 and moves the whole world at its heart -
 to laughter or to crying.

 What only in the heart is known,
 flies out on wings a-ringing
O joy, o joy, from mountain top
 through all the land I'm singing!


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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., you must ask the copyright-holder(s) directly for permission. If you receive no response, you must consider it a refusal.

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Based on
  • a text in German (Deutsch) by Hermann Rollett (1819 - 1904), no title, appears in Jucunde, first published 1853 CAT FRE
      • This text was set to music by the following composer(s): Louis Anger, Clara Schumann. Go to the text.

 

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

Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:01:47
Line count: 16
Word count: 98