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Gott im Frühlinge

Language: German (Deutsch)

In seinem schimmernden Gewand
Hast du den Frühling uns gesandt,
Und Rosen um sein Haupt gewunden.
[Holdlächelnd]1 [kömmt]2 er schon!
Es führen ihn die Stunden,
O Gott, auf seinem Bluhmenthron.

Er geht in Büschen und sie [blühn]3;
Den Fluren [kömmt]4 ihr frisches Grün,
[Und]5 Wäldern wächst ihr Schatten wieder,
Der West, liebkosend, schwingt
Sein thauendes Gefieder,
Und jeder frohe Vogel singt.

Mit eurer Lieder süssem Klang,
Ihr Vögel, soll auch mein Gesang
Zum Vater der Natur sich schwingen,
Entzückung reißt mich hin!
Ich will dem Herrn lobsingen,
Durch den ich wurde, was ich bin!

O Gütigster! Denn wer ist gut,
Wie du, der allen Gutes thut?
Du sorgtest auch für mein Vergnügen,
Als aus dem großen Plan
Erstaunte Welten stiegen,
Und Sonnen sich geschaffen sahn.

Schön ist die Erde, wann sie blüht,
Und, ganz um unsre Lust bemüht,
Sich in des Frühlings Farben kleidet,
Und überall voll Pracht,
Selbst, wo die Heerde weidet,
In bunter Zierde düftend lacht:

Der Gottheit würdiger Altar,
Worauf das bluhmenreiche Jahr,
O Herr, zu deinem Wohlgefallen,
Sein süsses Rauchwerk bringt,
Indeß von Nachtigallen
Ein froher Lobgesang erklingt!

Du hast mit Schönheit, die entzückt,
Das Antlitz der Natur geschmückt,
O aller Schönheit reiche Quelle!
Dir geht kein Wesen vor!
Die reinste Liebe schwelle
Mein ganzes Herz zu dir empor!


Translation(s): CAT DUT ENG ENG FRE

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F. Schubert sets stanzas 1-3

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Confirmed with Sämtliche Poetische Werke von J. P. Uz. Erster Band. Leipzig in der Dykischen Buchhandlung. 1768, pages 330-332; and with Poetische Werke von Johann Peter Uz. Zweyter Band. Nach seinen eigenhändigen Verbesserungen herausgegeben von Christian Felix Weisse. Wien. Bey J. V. Degen, Buchdrucker und Buchhändler. 1805, pages 263-264.

1 Schubert: "Hold lächelnd"
2 Schubert: "Kommt"
3 Schubert: "blühen"
4 Schubert (second version only): "kommt"
5 Schubert: "Den"

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

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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):

  • CAT Catalan (Català) (Salvador Pila) , "Déu, a la primavera", copyright © 2018, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , "God in de lente", copyright © 2006, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Carl Johengen) , "God in spring time", copyright ©, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Malcolm Wren) , "God in spring", copyright © 2017, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , "Dieu au printemps", copyright © 2010, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


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

Last modified: 2018-06-04 07:15:31
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God in spring time

Language: English after the German (Deutsch)

 In his gleaming robe
 you have sent Spring to us,
 and bound roses around his head.
 Sweetly smiling, here he comes!
 The Hours attend him,
 O God, on his flowery throne.
 
 He goes to the groves, and they blossom;
 to the meadows returns the fresh green,
 and in the woods spread the shadows once more,
 the west wind, softly murmuring, swings
 his dewy wings,
 and every happy bird sings.
 
 With your sweet sounding song,
 ye birds, my song will also
 soar to the Father of all nature.
 Rapture transports me!
 I will sing praises to the Lord
 to whom I owe my being!


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Based on
  • a text in German (Deutsch) by Johann Peter Uz (1720 - 1796), "Gott, im Frühlinge" CAT DUT FRE
      • This text was set to music by the following composer(s): Franz Peter Schubert, Johann Abraham Peter Schulz. Go to the text.

 

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

Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:01:52
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