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Wem Gott will rechte Gunst erweisen

Language: German (Deutsch)

Wem Gott will rechte Gunst erweisen,
Den schickt er in die weite Welt,
Dem will er seine Wunder weisen
In Berg und Wald und Strom und Feld.

Die Trägen, die zu Hause liegen,
Erquicket nicht das Morgenrot,
Sie wissen nur vom Kinderwiegen,
Von Sorgen, Last und Not [um]1 Brot.

Die Bächlein von den Bergen springen,
Die Lerchen schwirren hoch vor Lust,
Was sollt' ich nicht mit ihnen singen
Aus voller Kehl' und frischer Brust?

Den lieben Gott [laß ich nur]2 walten;
Der Bächlein, Lerchen, [Wald]3 und Feld,
Und Erd' und Himmel will erhalten,
Hat auch mein Sach' aufs Best' bestellt.


Translation(s): DUT ENG FRE

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F. Mendelssohn Bartholdy sets stanzas 1, 3-4

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Sometimes titled "Reisesegen"
1 Schumann "ums"
2 Schumann: "nur laß' ich"
3 Schumann: "Wind"

Submitted by Emily Ezust

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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) , title 1: "De vrolijke globetrotter", copyright © 2013, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Emily Ezust) , title 1: "The happy wanderer", copyright ©
  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , copyright © 2010, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


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