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An die Natur

Language: German (Deutsch)

Süße, heilige Natur,
[Laß mich gehn auf deiner Spur]1!
Leite mich an deiner Hand,
Wie ein Kind am Gängelband!

Wenn ich dann ermüdet bin,
[Rück]2 ich dir am Busen hin,
Athme [süsse]3 [Himmelslust]4,
[Hangend]5 an der [Mutter Brust]6.

[Ach, mir ist so wohl bey dir]!7
Will dich lieben für und für.
[Laß mich gehn auf deiner Spur]1,
Süsse, heilige Natur!


Translation(s): CAT DUT ENG FRE ITA

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Confirmed with Deutsche Chronik. auf das Jahr 1775. herausgegeben von M. Christ. Fried. Daniel Schubart. Ulm, gedruckt bey Christian Ulrich Wagner, und zu finden in Augsburg, bey Conrad Heinrich Stage. 92. Stück. Den 16. November, 1775, page 733; and with Gedichte der Brüder Christian und Friedrich Leopold Grafen zu Stolberg. Erster Theil. Wien, 1821. Im Verlage bei J.B. Wallishausser. Hamburg, bei Perthes und Besser, page 113.

1 Harder: "Leite mich auf deine Spur"
2 Stolberg (1821 edition), and Schubert: "Sink'"
3 Harder: "reine"
4 Schubert (Neue Gesamtausgabe): "Herzenslust"
5 Harder: "Ruhend"
6 Stolberg (1821 edition), and Schubert: "Mutterbrust"
7 Stolberg (1821 edition), and Schubert: "Ach! wie wohl ist mir bei dir"; Harder: "O wie wohl ist mir bei dir"

Submitted by Richard Morris and Peter Rastl [Guest Editor]

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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):

  • CAT Catalan (Català) (Salvador Pila) , "A la natura", copyright © 2018, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , "Aan de Natuur", copyright © 2006, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Emily Ezust) , "To Nature", copyright ©
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , "À la nature", copyright © 2010, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Ferdinando Albeggiani) , "Alla Natura", copyright © 2012, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


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À la nature

Language: French (Français) after the German (Deutsch)

Nature douce et sacrée,
Laisse-moi marcher sur ta trace !
Mène-moi par la main,
Comme un enfant en laisse !

Alors quand je serai fatigué,
Je plongerai dans ton sein,
Et je respirerai une joie douce et céleste
Comme si j'étais accroché à ton sein maternel.

Ah ! Comme c'est bon pour moi d'être avec toi !
Je t'aimerai toujours.
laisse-moi marcher sur ta trace,
nature douce et sacrée.


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Based on
  • a text in German (Deutsch) by Friedrich Leopold, Graf zu Stolberg-Stolberg (1750 - 1819), "An die Natur", written 1775, first published 1775 CAT DUT ENG ITA
      • This text was set to music by the following composer(s): Wilhelm Ferdinand Halter, August Harder, Ferdinand von Hiller, Robert Kahn, Johann Karl Gottfried Loewe, Franz Peter Schubert, Johann Abraham Peter Schulz, Ernest Vietor. Go to the text.

 

Text added to the website: 2010-04-28.
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