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O daß du wardst hinweggenommen

Language: German (Deutsch)

O daß du wardst hinweggenommen,
Zu kehren nimmermehr zurück!
Von einem Meere fortgeschwommen
Ist seitdem all mein, all mein Glück!

Vergebens blick' ich nach dem fernen
Azurnen Himmel, rufend dir. 
Antwortete von all den Sternen
Doch einer nur: "Er ist bei mir!"

O spräch's nur aus den regen Winden,
O spräch's nur aus dem Baum, dem Kraut:
"Er ist in uns!", wollt's überwinden!
Doch ach! von ihm kein Wort, kein Laut!

Die Vögel singen bunte Weisen,
Die Quellen murmeln Lust und Gram. 
Sie sprechen. O ich wollt' sie preisen,
Verrieten sie, wohin er kam!

Die Stern' erklingen, Winde tragen
So manchen Laut durch Wald und Flur,
Doch will man nach den Toten fragen,
Gibt keine Antwort die Natur.


Translation(s): DUT ENG FRE

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F. Mendelssohn-Hensel sets stanzas 1-2

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Confirmed with Kerners Werke, Zweiter Teil, Gedichte, ed. Raimund Pissin, Berlin, Leipzig, Wien, Stuttgart: Deutsches Verlagshaus Bong & Co., 1914, page 212.


Submitted by Sharon Krebs [Guest Editor]

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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) , copyright © 2017, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Sharon Krebs) , title 1: "Oh, that you were taken away", copyright © 2013, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Fran├žais) (Guy Laffaille) , title 1: "Plainte sur les morts", copyright © 2014, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


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