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Freuden wollt' ich dir bereiten

Language: German (Deutsch)

  Freuden wollt' ich dir bereiten,
Zwischen Kämpfen, Lust und Schmerz
Wollt' ich treulich dich geleiten
Durch das Leben himmelwärts.

  Doch du hast's allein gefunden
Wo kein Vater führen kann,
Durch die ernste, dunkle Stunde
Gingst du schuldlos mir voran.

  Wie das Säuseln leiser Schwingen
Draußen über Thal und Kluft
Ging zur selben Stund' ein Singen
Ferne durch die stille Luft.

  Und so fröhlich glänzt der Morgen,
's war als ob das Singen sprach:
Jetzo lasset alle Sorgen,
Liebt ihr mich, so folgt mir nach!

Translation(s): ENG FRE

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Confirmed with Joseph Freiherrn von Eichendorff's Werke. Erster Theil. Gedichte. Berlin: M. Simion, 1841, page 321.

Submitted by Sharon Krebs [Guest Editor]


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Available translations, adaptations, and transliterations (if applicable):

  • ENG English (Sharon Krebs) , no title, copyright © 2013, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , copyright © 2014, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Text added to the website: 2007-07-08.
Last modified: 2014-12-14 22:43:53
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