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Es ist bestimmt in Gottes Rath

Language: German (Deutsch)

Es ist bestimmt in Gottes Rath,
Daß man, was man am liebsten hat,
Muß meiden;
Wiewohl nichts in dem Lauf der Welt
Dem Herzen ach! so sauer fällt,
Als Scheiden! ja Scheiden!
So dir geschenkt ein Knösplein was,
So thu' es in ein Wasserglas, --
Doch wisse:
Blüht morgen dir ein Röslein auf,
Es welkt wohl noch die Nacht darauf;
Das wisse! ja wisse!
Und hat dir Gott ein Lieb bescheert,
Und hältst du sie recht innig werth,
Die Deine --
Es werden wohl acht Bretter seyn,
Da legst du sie, wie bald! hinein;
Dann weine! ja weine!
Nur mußt du mich auch recht verstehn,
Ja, recht verstehn!
Wenn Menschen auseinandergehn,
So sagen sie: auf Wiedersehn!
Ja Wiedersehn!

Translation(s): CAT DUT ENG ENG FRE

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A. Backer-Grøndahl sets stanzas 1-3
J. Lang sets lines 1-3

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Confirmed with Gedichte von Ernst Freiherrn von Feuchtersleben , Stuttgart und Tübingen: in der J.G. Cotta’schen Buchhandlung, 1836, page 5

Submitted by Emily Ezust [Administrator] and Sharon Krebs [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) , copyright © 2016, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , "Bij het afscheid te zingen", copyright © 2012, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (John H. Campbell) , "It is certain in God's wisdom", copyright ©, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Sharon Krebs) , copyright © 2017, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , "Au revoir à chanter", copyright © 2013, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Text added to the website: 2003-09-29T00:00:00.
Last modified: 2017-01-29T21:46:31
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