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O Jugendlust, o Jugendglück

Language: German (Deutsch)

O Jugendlust, o Jugendglück,
wie seid Ihr doch so weit;
und nimmer kehrest du zurück,
du sel'ge, gold'ne Zeit.

O Mutterauge, treu und lieb,
geschlossen bis auch du,
den Traum der Liebe der mir blieb,
deckt längst der Rasen zu.

Das glückes Strahl erschienen kaum,
Verlosch, ein falscher Schein;
dahin der letzte, schöne Traum;
treu blieb die Sorg' allein.

Doch blick ich auf zum Himmelzeit,
da strahlt ein Sternelein,
das freunlich winkt aus ferner Welt:
komm! hier wirst du glücklich sein!

Translation(s): DUT ENG

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Submitted by Hanne-Joost Peeters


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, and transliterations (if applicable):

  • ENG English [singable] (Helen D. Tretbar) , title 1: "O Joy of Youth!"
  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Jos. Van de Vijver) , title 1: "O jongheidsvreugd! O jonkheidheil!"

Text added to the website: 2009-02-15.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:02:30
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