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Friede sey um diesen Grabstein her!

Language: German (Deutsch)

Friede sey um diesen Grabstein [her]1!
Sanfter Friede Gottes! Ach, sie haben
Einen guten Mann begraben,
Und mir war er mehr;

Träufte mir von Seegen, dieser Mann,
Wie ein [milder]2 Stern aus bessern Welten!
Und ich kann's ihm [nicht]3 vergelten,
Was er mir gethan.

Er entschlief; sie gruben ihn hier ein.
Leiser, süsser Trost, von Gott [gegeben]2,
Und ein Ahnden von dem ew'gen Leben
Düft' um sein Gebein!

Bis ihn Jesus Christus, groß und hehr!
[Freundlich]4 wird erwecken - ach, sie haben
[Einen guten Mann]5 begraben,
Und mir war er mehr.


Translation(s): DUT ENG FRE ITA ITA

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Confirmed with ASMUS omnia sua SECUM portans, oder Sämmtliche Werke des Wandsbecker Bothen, I. und II. Theil. Beym Verfasser, und in Commißion bey Fr. Perthes in Hamburg. [1774], pages 231-232.

First published in Der Deutsche, sonst Wandsbecker Bothe. Ao. 1773. No. 199. Dienstags, den 14ten December. The poem has there the subtitle "Im December, 1773".

1 Schubert (Neue Gesamtausgabe): "hier"
2 omitted by Schubert
3 Claudius (Wandsbecker Bothe 1773): "nie"
4 Schubert: "Freundlich, freundlich"
5 Schubert (in the first and third repetition): "ihn"

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):

  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , "Bij het graf van mijn vader", copyright © 2006, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Emily Ezust) , "At the grave of my father", copyright ©
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , "Sur la tombe de mon père", copyright © 2010, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Ferdinando Albeggiani) , "Scenda la pace", copyright © 2008, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Amelia Maria Imbarrato) , "Sulla tomba di mio padre", copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


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

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Bij het graf van mijn vader

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

Vrede dale op deze grafsteen neer!
Gods genadige vrede!
Ach, ze hebben een rechtschapen man begraven,
Maar mij was hij meer;

Schonk mij niets dan zegen, nimmer leed,
Als een ster die mij behoedde!
En ik kan hem niet vergoeden
Wat hij voor mij deed.

Hij ontsliep, zij brachten hem hier heen.
Zachte, zoete troost van God [gegeven]1
En de wierook van het eeuwig leven
Zweeft om zijn gebeent',

Tot hem Jezus Christus, onze Heer,
Vriend'lijk, [vriend'lijk]2 op zal wekken.
Ach, ze hebben [hem begraven]2,
Een rechtschapen man begraven,
Maar mij was hij meer.


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1 door Schubert weggelaten
2 door Schubert toegevoegd

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Based on
  • a text in German (Deutsch) by Matthias Claudius (1740 - 1815), "Bey dem Grabe meines Vaters", written 1773, first published 1773 ENG FRE ITA ITA
      • This text was set to music by the following composer(s): Georg Jitschin, Franz Peter Schubert, Johann Rudolf Zumsteeg. Go to the text.

 

Text added to the website: 2006-05-08.
Last modified: 2017-07-29 22:25:30
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