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An Laura

Language: German (Deutsch)

Freud' umblühe dich auf allen Wegen,
Schöner als sie je die Unschuld fand,
Seelenruh, des Himmels bester Segen
Walle dir wie Frühlingshauch entgegen,
Bis zum Wiedersehn im Lichtgewand!

Lächelnd wird der Seraph niederschweben,
Der die Palme der Vergeltung trägt,
Aus dem dunkeln Thal zu jenem Leben
Deine [schöne]1 Seele zu erheben,
Wo der Richter unsre Thaten wägt.

[O dann]2 töne Gottes ernste Waage
Wonne dir, von jedem Misklang frei,
Und der Freund an deinem Grabe sage:
Glückliche! der lezte deiner Tage
War ein Sonnenuntergang im Mai!

Translation(s): DUT ENG

List of language codes

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1 Beethoven: "edle"
2 Beethoven: "Dann"

Submitted by Sharon Krebs [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):

  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , copyright © 2014, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Garrett Medlock) , "To Laura", copyright © 2018, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Text added to the website: 2009-01-31.
Last modified: 2014-10-24 21:59:46
Line count: 15
Word count: 86

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