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Die Geselligkeit

Language: German (Deutsch)

Wer Lebenslust fühlet,
Der bleibt nicht allein;
Allein seyn ist öde - 
Wer kann sich da freun!
Im traulichen Kreise,
Beim herzlichen Kuß,
Beysammen zu leben
Ist Seelengenuß.

Das lehrt uns der Tauber -
Vor Liebe und Lust
Erhebt sich dem Täubchen
Die seidene Brust;
Es girret für Wonne,
Es lehret im Kuß,
Beysammen zu leben
Sey Herzensgenuß.
Geselligkeit fesselt
Die schöne Natur,
In Lüften, im Wasser,
Auf lachender Flur.
Er selber geboth es,
Der alles erschuf,
Beysammen zu leben
Sey Menschenberuf.

Dem folge du Gute,
Und singe nicht mehr,
Die Einsamkeit wäre
Nicht öde, nicht leer.
Allein seyn erzeuget
Nur Sehnsucht und Schmerz;
Beysammen zu leben
Befriedigt das Herz.

Translation(s): DUT ENG FRE

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Submitted by Virginia Knight and Lau Kanen [Guest Editor] 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):

  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , copyright © 2008, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Malcolm Wren) , copyright © 2012, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , copyright © 2012, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

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