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Der Vater mit dem Kind

Language: German (Deutsch)

Dem Vater liegt das Kind im Arm,
Es ruht so wohl, es ruht so warm,
Es lächelt süß: "Lieb Vater mein!"
Und mit dem Lächeln schläft es ein.

Der Vater beugt sich, athmet kaum,
Und lauscht auf seines Kindes Traum;
Er denkt an die entschwund'ne Zeit
Mit [wehmuthsvoller]1 [Zärtlichkeit]2.

Und eine Thrän' aus Herzensgrund
Fällt ihm auf seines Kindes Mund;
Schnell küßt er ihm die Thräne ab,
Und wiegt es leise auf und ab.

Um einer ganzen Welt Gewinn
Gäb' er das Herzenskind nicht hin; --
Du Seliger schon in der Welt,
Der so sein Glück in Armen hält!

Translation(s): CAT DUT ENG FRE

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Confirmed with Gedichte von Bauernfeld. Leipzig: F. A. Brockhaus, 1852, page 25.

1 Schubert (Neue Gesamtausgabe): "wehmuthvoller"
2 Schubert: "Seligkeit"

Submitted by Richard Morris and Sharon Krebs [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):

  • CAT Catalan (Català) (Salvador Pila) , "El pare amb el fill", copyright © 2017, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , "De vader met het kind", copyright © 2007, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Sharon Krebs) , "The father with his child", copyright © 2017, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , "Le père avec son enfant", copyright © 2012, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

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

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