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Ich bin von aller Ruh geschieden

Language: German (Deutsch)

Ich bin von aller Ruh geschieden
[Und]1 treib' umher auf wilder Fluth;
An einem Ort nur find' ich Frieden,
Das ist der Ort, wo alles ruht.
Und wenn die Wind' auch schaurig sausen,
Und kalt der Regen niederfällt,
Doch [mag]2 ich dort viel lieber hausen,
Als in der unbeständ'gen Welt.

Denn wie die Träume spurlos schweben,
Und einer schnell den andern treibt,
Spielt mit sich selbst das irre Leben,
Und [jedes]3 naht und keines bleibt.
Nie will die falsche Hoffnung weichen,
Nie mit der Hoffnung Furcht und Müh.
Die Ewigstummen, Ewigbleichen,
Verheißen und versagen nie.

Nicht weck' ich sie mit meinen Schritten
In ihrer dunklen Einsamkeit;
Sie wissen nicht, was ich gelitten,
Und keinen stört mein tiefes Leid.
Dort kann die Seele freyer klagen
Bey Jener, die ich treu geliebt;
Nicht wird der kalte Stein mir sagen,
Ach, daß auch sie mein Schmerz betrübt!

Translation(s): CAT DUT ENG FRE

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Confirmed with Ernst Schulze's sämmtliche poetische Schriften. Dritter Band. I. Poetisches Tagebuch. [...] Leipzig: F. A. Brockhaus. 1819, page 196; and with Sämmtliche poetische Werke von Ernst Schulze. Neue Ausgabe mit sechszehn Kupfern. Dritter Theil. Leipzig: F. A. Brockhaus. 1822, page 200.

1 Schubert (Neue Gesamtausgabe): "Ich"
2 Schubert: "will"
3 Schubert (Alte Gesamtausgabe): "jeder"

Submitted by Emily Ezust [Administrator] and Peter Rastl [Guest Editor]


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):

  • CAT Catalan (Català) (Salvador Pila) , copyright © 2018, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , "Diep verdriet", copyright © 2007, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Emily Ezust) , no title, copyright © 2007
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , "Douleur profonde", copyright © 2010, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

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I have been parted from all rest

Language: English after the German (Deutsch)

I have been parted from all rest
and drift about on a wild flood;
in one place only do I find peace -
that is the place where everything rests.
And even when the wind howls eerily,
and the rain comes falling down cold,
I would much rather dwell there
than in this fickle world.

For just as dreams pass without leaving any trace,
and one drives away the next,
my mad life plays with itself,
and each comes up and none remains.
False hope is never willing to give way;
Dread and toil are never prepared to leave with hope!
Only those beings who are eternally silent, eternally fading,
those never promise [anything] and never fail.

I do not awaken them with my steps
in their dark solitude.
They do not know what I have suffered,
and none of them is disturbed by my deep grief.
[Over] there, my soul can lament more freely
Near the one whom I truly loved;
Certainly the cold stone will not tell me,
Ah! - that my pain saddens her too!

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Translation of titles
"Tiefes Leid" = "Deep grief"
"Im Januer 1817" = "In January 1817"


  • Translation from German (Deutsch) to English copyright © 2007 by Emily Ezust

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