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Der Kreuzzug

Language: German (Deutsch)

Ein Münich steht in [seiner]1 Zell'
Am Fenstergitter grau,
Viel Rittersleut' in Waffen hell,
[Die reiten durch]2 die Au'.

Sie singen Lieder frommer Art
[In schönem, ernstem]3 Chor,
Inmitten fliegt, von Seide zart,
Die Kreuzesfahn' empor.

Sie steigen [an dem]4 Seegestad'
[Das hohe]5 Schiff hinan.
[Es]6 läuft hinweg auf [grünen]7 Pfad,
Ist bald nur wie ein Schwan.

Der Münich steht am Fenster noch,
Schaut ihnen nach hinaus:
»Ich bin, wie ihr, ein Pilger doch
Und bleib' ich gleich zu Haus'.

Des Lebens Fahrt durch Wellentrug
Und heißen Wüstensand,
[Es]8 ist ja auch ein Kreuzes-Zug
In das gelobte Land.«


Translation(s): CAT DUT ENG FRE

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Confirmed with Gedichte von Carl Gottfried Ritter von Leitner. Wien, gedruckt bey J. P. Sollinger. 1825, pages 30-31; and with Gedichte von Karl Gottfried Ritter v. Leitner. Zweite sehr vermehrte Auflage. Hannover. Victor Lohse. 1857, page 264.

1 Leitner (1857 edition): "enger"
2 Leitner (1857 edition): "Durchreiten fern"
3 Leitner (1857 edition), and Schubert (Alte Gesamtausgabe): "Im schönen ernsten"; Schubert (Neue Gesamtausgabe): "In schönem, ernsten"
4 Leitner (1857 edition): "rasch am"
5 Leitner (1857 edition): "Ein hohes"
6 Leitner (1857 edition): "Das"
7 Leitner (1857 edition), and Schubert: "grünem"
8 Leitner (1857 edition): "Sie"

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) , "La croada", copyright © 2018, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , "De kruistocht", copyright © 2005, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Emily Ezust) , "The crusade", copyright ©
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , "La croisade", copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


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De kruistocht

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

Een monnik staart vanuit zijn cel
Door 't grauwe tralieraam.
Veel riddervolk met wapens hel,
Dat rijdt daar af en aan.

Zij zingen lied'ren, vroom en vrij,
- Een ernstig koorbetoog, -
In 't midden waait, van zachte zij,
De kruisbanier omhoog.

Hij ziet hen aan de lage ree
Het hoge schip in gaan.
Dan vaart het weg op groene zee,
Lijkt weldra slechts een zwaan.

De monnik staat aan 't venster nog,
Kijkt hen al peinzend na:
"Ik ben, als gij, een pelgrim toch,
Al blijf ik waar ik sta.

De levenstocht langs klip en scheer,
Door brandend woestijnzand,
Het is een kruistocht evenzeer
Naar het beloofde land."


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