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O wie schön ist deine Welt

Language: German (Deutsch)

O wie schön ist [deine]1 Welt,
Vater, wenn sie golden strahlet!
Wenn dein Glanz herniederfällt,
Und den Staub mit Schimmer malet;
Wenn das Roth, das in der Wolke blinkt,
In mein stilles Fenster sinkt!

Könnt' ich klagen, könnt' ich zagen?
Irre seyn an dir und mir?
Nein, ich will im Busen tragen
Deinen Himmel schon [dahier]2.
Und dies Herz, eh' es zusammenbricht,
Trinkt noch Gluth und schlürft noch Licht.

Translation(s): CAT DUT ENG FRE ITA

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Confirmed with Blätter von Karl Lappe. Erstes Heft. Lied und Leben. Stralsund, 1824. Gedruckt in der Königl. Regierungs-Buchdruckerei, page 24; with Karl Lappe's sämmtliche poetische Werke. Ausgabe letzter Hand. Erster Theil. Rostock, Verlag von J. M. Oeberg. 1836, page 17; and with Zeitung für die elegante Welt. Herausgegeben von K. L. Methus. Müller. Achtzehnter Jahrgang. 1818. Leipzig, bei Leopold Voß. No. 203. Freitags, den 16. Oktober 1818, page 1642.

1 Lappe (1836 edition): "eine" (probably misprint)
2 Schubert: "allhier"

Submitted by Emily Ezust [Administrator] and Peter Rastl [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):

  • CAT Catalan (Català) (Salvador Pila) , "Al capvespre", copyright © 2016, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , "In het avondrood", copyright © 2007, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Emily Ezust) , "At dusk", copyright ©
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , "Au coucher du soleil", copyright © 2008, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Ferdinando Albeggiani) , "Al tramonto", copyright © 2009, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Text added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.

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Al tramonto

Language: Italian (Italiano) after the German (Deutsch)

Quanto è bello il tuo Creato,
Padre, in tutto il suo fulgore dorato!
Quando su noi discende il tuo splendore,
e anche la polvere si illumina di colore,
e la luce, che le nubi infiamma,
entra silenziosa nella mia stanza.
Potrei mai lamentarmi? Potrei mai esitare?
Su di te o su di me come mi potrei ingannare?
No, voglio soltanto portarmi nel cuore
Il tuo cielo, quaggiù, già fin da ora.
E questo cuore, fino a quando sarà spezzato,
resterà a bere la luce del tuo tramonto dorato.

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Based on
  • a text in German (Deutsch) by Karl Gottlieb Lappe (1773 - 1843), "Im Abendroth", first published 1818 CAT DUT ENG FRE
      • This text was set to music by the following composer(s): Heinrich Kaspar Schmid, Franz Peter Schubert. Go to the text.


Text added to the website: 2009-01-17.
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