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Er ist gekommen

Language: German (Deutsch)

Er ist gekommen
In Sturm und Regen,
Ihm schlug beklommen 
Mein Herz entgegen.
Wie konnt' ich ahnen, 
Daß seine Bahnen
Sich einen sollten meinen Wegen?

Er ist gekommen 
In Sturm und Regen,
Er hat genommen 
Mein Herz verwegen.
Nahm er das meine? 
Nahm ich das seine?
Die beiden kamen sich entgegen.

Er ist gekommen 
In Sturm und Regen.
Nun ist [entglommen]1 
Des Frühlings Segen.
Der Freund zieht weiter, 
Ich seh' es heiter,
Denn [er bleibt mein]2 auf allen Wegen.

Translation(s): CAT DUT ENG ENG ENG FRE

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Note: this poem appears in collections in different places: Zweiter Strauß, Geschieden, no. 3 (and sometimes 7); and Erster Strauss, no. 35.
1 C. Schumann: "gekommen"
2 Franz: "mein bleibt er"

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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)

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Other available translations, adaptations or excerpts, and transliterations (if applicable):

  • CAT Catalan (Català) (Salvador Pila) , copyright © 2015, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , "Hij is gekomen in storm en regen", copyright © 2012, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (David Kenneth Smith) , "He came in storm and rain", copyright © 1996, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English [singable] (John Sullivan Dwight) , "His coming"
  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , "Il est venu sous la tempête et la pluie", copyright © 2008, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

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Il est venu sous la tempête et la pluie

Language: French (Français) after the German (Deutsch)

Il est venu 
Sous la tempête et la pluie,
Contre lui mon cœur 
Angoissé battait.
Comment pouvais‑je 
Pressentir que sa route
Et mon chemin s'uniraient.

Il est venu 
Sous la tempête et la pluie,
Il a pris mon cœur
A‑t‑il pris le mien, 
Ai‑je pris le sien ?
Tous deux se sont rapprochés.

Il est venu 
Sous la tempête et la pluie,
C'est maintenant 
La bénédiction du printemps.
Mon ami est parti, 
Je suis sereine,
Car il reste mien sur tous les chemins.

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