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Aber abseits wer ist's?

Language: German (Deutsch) after the German (Deutsch)

Aber abseits wer ist's?
Im Gebüsch verliert sich der Pfad.
Hinter ihm schlagen
Die Sträuche zusammen,
Das Gras steht wieder auf,
Die Öde verschlingt ihn.

Ach, wer heilet die Schmerzen
Des, dem Balsam zu Gift ward?
Der sich Menschenhaß
Aus der Fülle der Liebe trank?
Erst verachtet, nun ein Verächter,
Zehrt er heimlich auf
Seinen [eignen]1 Wert
In [ung'nugender]2 Selbstsucht.

Ist auf deinem Psalter,
Vater der Liebe, ein Ton
Seinem Ohre vernehmlich,
So erquicke sein Herz!
Öffne den umwölkten Blick
Über die tausend Quellen
Neben dem Durstenden
In der Wüste!


Translation(s): CAT DUT ENG FRE ITA

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J. Reichardt sets stanzas 2-3

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1 Reichardt: "eigenen"
2 Reichardt: "ungenugender"

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  • ENG English (Lena Platt) (Daniel Platt) , title 1: "Alto Rhapsody", copyright ©, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) [singable] (Maurice Kufferath) , title 1: "Alto Rhapsody"
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Ferdinando Albeggiani) , title 1: "Ma chi, di là, si tiene in disparte?", copyright © 2008, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • CAT Catalan (Català) (Salvador Pila) , copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , copyright © 2014, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


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Alto Rhapsody

Language: French (Français) after the German (Deutsch)

À l'écart qui va là?
L'exilé suit seul son chemin.
Sur ses pas,
les buissons se referment;
pour lui la terre est dûre,
partout la solitude.

Ah, qui peut guérir l'âme
que la haine a blessée
et qui boit le fiel
dans le calice de l'amour?
Désemparée pleine de rage,
elle se nourrit
de son propre orgueil
en de vaines délices.

S'il est sur tes cordes,
Dieu de la lyre, un chant
qui le puisse émouvoir,
O, ranime ce coeur!
Guide ce regard voilé
vers les sources limpides
que cherche en vain sa lèvre altérée!


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