by Christian Felix Weisse (1726 - 1804)
Translation © by Marianne Beate Kielland

Die Zufriedenheit
Language: German (Deutsch) 
Available translation(s): DUT ENG FRE ITA NOR
Wie sanft, wie ruhig fühl' ich hier
Des Lebens Freuden ohne Sorgen!
Und sonder Ahnung leuchtet mir
Willkommen jeder Morgen.

Mein frohes, mein zufried'nes Herz
Tanzt nach der Melodie der Haine,
Und angenehm ist selbst mein Schmerz, 
Wenn ich vor Liebe weine.

Wie sehr lach' ich die Großen aus, 
Die Blutvergießer, Helden, Prinzen!
Denn mich beglückt ein kleines Haus,
Sie nicht einmal Provinzen.

Wie wüten sie nicht wider sich,
Die göttergleichen Herr'n der Erden!
Doch brauchen sie mehr Raum als ich,
Wenn sie begraben werden?

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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 (Bertram Kottmann) , title 1: "Contentment", copyright © 2009, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • NOR Norwegian (Bokmål) (Marianne Beate Kielland) , title 1: "Tilfredshet", copyright © 2009, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , title 1: "Le contentement", copyright © 2010, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Ferdinando Albeggiani) , title 1: "Accontentarsi", copyright © 2010, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , title 1: "Tevredenheid", copyright © 2012, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


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Text added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:01:55
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Word count: 85

Tilfredshet
Language: Norwegian (Bokmål)  after the German (Deutsch) 
Hvor mildt og rolig føler jeg her
livet gleder uten bekymringer!
Og uten anelser lyser Velkommen
mot meg fra enhver morgen. 

Mitt glade og tilfredsstilte hjerte
danser etter Haines melodi,
og behagelig er selv min smerte
når jeg gråter over kjærlighet. 

Hvor jeg ler av de Store --
Blodsbrødrene, Heltene, Prinsene!
For det som gjør meg lykkelig er et lite hus,
gjerne i provinsen. 

Hvor de raser over alt og alle,
jordens gudelike herrer!
Men trenger de mer rom enn meg,
når de skal begraves? 

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  • Translation from German (Deutsch) to Norwegian (Bokmål) copyright © 2009 by Marianne Beate Kielland, (re)printed on this website with kind permission. To reprint and distribute this author's work for concert programs, CD booklets, etc., you may ask the copyright-holder(s) directly or ask us; we are authorized to grant permission on their behalf. Please provide the translator's name when contacting us.
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Text added to the website: 2009-06-26 00:00:00
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:03:16
Line count: 16
Word count: 84