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Schwill an, mein Strom, schwill über...

Language: German (Deutsch)

Schwill an, mein Strom, schwill über deine Weide, 
Umschlinge Haupt und Stamm zu dir hinab.
Daß sich kein Blatt aus deiner Flut mehr scheide, 
Taucht sie die Zweige schluchzend in dein Grab. 
Daß ich doch dürstete, wie sie verschmachtet!
Verzehre sie, wie sie dich trinken will!
In dich gebogen, ganz von dir umnachtet, 
Von dir verschlungen wird die Seele still.


Translation(s): ENG FRE

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Submitted by John Versmoren

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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, and transliterations (if applicable):

  • ENG English [singable] (Luise Haessler) , title 1: "Love Rhymes I"
  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , title unknown, copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


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

Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:01:34
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Love Rhymes I

Language: English after the German (Deutsch)

Rise up, o river, rise, cover up thy willow,
Submerge both crown and trunk within thy wave,
That not a leaf be severed from thy billow,
Sobbing, its boughs it plunged in thy grave.
Would thou didst suffer thirst! Of thirst 'tis dying.
Consume the soul, as it would drink of thee.
In darkness shrouded, in thy bosom lying,
Engulfed by thee, the soul would tranquil be.


From the Weigl score.

Submitted by Sharon Krebs [Guest Editor]

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Text added to the website: 2009-06-11.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:03:09
Line count: 8
Word count: 67