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Vier Elemente

Language: German (Deutsch)

Vier Elemente
  Innig gesellt
Bilden das Leben, 
  Bauen die Welt.

Preßt der Citrone
  Saftigen Stern,
Herb ist das Lebens
  Innerster Kern.

Jetzt mit des Zuckers
  Linderndem Saft
Zähmet die herbe,
  Brennende Kraft.

Gießet des Wassers
  Sprudelndem Schwall,
Wasser umfänget
  Ruhig das All.

Tropfen des Geistes
  Gießet hinein,
Leben dem Leben
  Gibt er allein.

Eh es verdüftet,
  Schöpfet es schnell,
Nur wenn er glühet,
  Labet der Quell.


Translation(s): DUT ENG FRE

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Confirmed with Gedichte von Friederich Schiller, Zweiter Theil, Zweite, verbesserte und vermehrte Auflage, Leipzig, 1805, bei Siegfried Lebrecht Crusius, pages 239-240.


Submitted by Emily Ezust and Peter Rastl

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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):

  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , title 1: "Punchlied", copyright © 2008, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Emily Ezust) , title 1: "Punch song", copyright ©
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , title 1: "Le Lied du punch", copyright © 2009, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


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