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O Sonn', o Meer, o Rose!

Language: German (Deutsch)

O Sonn', o Meer, o Rose!
Wie wenn die Sonne triumphierend sich
Hebt über Sterne, die am Himmel stunden,
Ein Schimmer nach dem andern leis' erblich,
Bis alle sind in einen Glanz geschwunden;
So hab' ich, Liebste, dich
Du kamst, da war, was je mein Herz empfunden,
In dich.

O Sonn', o Meer, o Rose!
Wie wenn des Meeres Arme aufthun sich
Den Strömen, die nach ihnen sich gewunden,
Hinein sich diese stürzen brünstiglich,
Bis sie die Ruh im tiefen Schooß gefunden;
So, Liebste, hab' ich dich
Sich hat mein Herz mit allen Sehnsuchtswunden
In dich.

O Sonn', o Meer, o Rose!
Wie wenn im Frühling tausendfältig sich
Ein buntes Grün hat ringend losgewunden,
Ein hadernd Volk, bis Rose, königlich
Eintretend, es zum Kranz um sich verbunden;
So, Liebste, hab' ich dich
Der Kranz des Daseyns muss sich blühend runden,
In dich.

Translation(s): DUT ENG FRE

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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) , "O zon, o zee, o roos, jij!", copyright © 2012, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (John Glenn Paton) , "O sun, o sea, o rose!", copyright © 2008, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , "Ô soleil, Ô mer, Ô rose !", copyright © 2008, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

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Ô soleil, Ô mer, Ô rose !

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

Ô soleil, Ô mer, Ô rose !
Pareil au soleil triomphant quand
Il se lève au‑dessus des étoiles du ciel,
Et qu'une lueur après l'autre doucement blêmit,
Jusqu'à ce que toutes disparaissent dans l'éclairement,
Ainsi, ma bien‑aimée,
Je t'ai trouvée :
Tu vins, j'étais là, et, touché
Mon cœur s'est évanoui
En toi.

Ô soleil, Ô mer, Ô rose !
Pareil aux bras de la mer qui s'ouvrent
Aux fleuves qui vers elle ont serpenté
Et s'y précipitent avec désir
Jusqu'à trouver le repos au plus profond de son sein,
Ainsi, ma bien‑aimée,
Je t'ai ressentie :
Avec toutes les blessures de la nostalgie
Mon cœur a cherché à se disperser
En toi,

Ô soleil, Ô mer, Ô rose !
Pareil au vert du printemps, mille fois replié
Qui a lutté pour libérer un peuple querelleur,
Jusqu'à ce que, royale, la rose,
Entrant, le rassemble autour de sa couronne,
Ainsi, ma bien‑aimée,
Je t'ai enlacée :
La rayonnante couronne de la vie doit s'épanouir,
À toi.

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