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Der Himmel hat eine Thräne geweint

Language: German (Deutsch)

Der Himmel hat eine Thräne geweint,
Die hat sich in's Meer zu verlieren gemeint.
Die Muschel kam und schloß sie ein:
Du sollst nun meine Perle sein.
Du sollst nicht vor den Wogen zagen,
Ich will hindurch dich ruhig tragen.
O du mein Schmerz, du meine Lust,
Du Himmelsträn' in meiner Brust!
Gieb, Himmel, daß ich in reinem Gemüthe
Den reinsten deiner Tropfen hüte.


Translation(s): CAT DUT ENG FRE HUN ITA

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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)

Settings in other languages, adaptations, or excerpts:

  • Also set in English, a translation by Emily Ezust (b. 1972) , "Heaven has shed a tear", copyright © 2002, (re)printed on this website with kind permission CAT DUT FRE HUN ITA by Bruce Adolphe.

Other available translations, adaptations or excerpts, and transliterations (if applicable):

  • CAT Catalan (Català) (Salvador Pila) , copyright © 2014, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , "De hemel had eens een traantje geschreid", copyright © 2012, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , "Le ciel a versé une larme", copyright © 2008, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • HUN Hungarian (Magyar) (Tamás Rédey) , copyright © 2015, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Ferdinando Albeggiani) , "Il cielo ha versato una lacrima", copyright © 2008, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


Text added to the website: 2003-09-29T00:00:00.
Last modified: 2014-06-16T10:01:48
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Heaven has shed a tear

Language: English after the German (Deutsch)

Heaven has shed a tear
that meant to lose itself in the sea;
but the mussel came and locked it in:
you shall now be my pearl.
You should not fear the waves;
I will carry you peacefully through.
O you my pain, you my joy,
you tear of heaven in my bosom!
Heaven grant that with a pure soul
I may guard the purest of your tears.


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  • a text in German (Deutsch) by Friedrich Rückert (1788 - 1866), no title, appears in Lyrische Gedichte, in 3. Liebesfrühling, in 1. Erster Strauß. Erwacht, no. 4 CAT DUT FRE HUN ITA
      • This text was set to music by the following composer(s): Berthold Damcke, Robert Franz, Heinrich Gelhaar, Friedrich Wilhelm Kücken, Carl Lührss, Heinrich August Marschner, Richard Metzdorff, Klaus Miehling, Omâra, Robert Radecke, Rudolf Radecke, Max Reger, Karl Heinrich Carsten Reinecke, Josef Reiter, Philipp Rüfer, Gustav Schmidt, Robert Schumann, Wilhelm Sturm, Ludolf Waldmann, August Walter, H. Willemsen. Go to the text.

Musical settings (art songs, Lieder, mélodies, (etc.), choral pieces, and other vocal works set to this text), listed by composer (not necessarily exhaustive)


Text added to the website: 2003-09-29T00:00:00.
Last modified: 2014-06-16T10:01:48
Line count: 10
Word count: 68