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Die junge Nonne

Language: German (Deutsch)

Wie braust durch die Wipfel der heulende Sturm!
Es klirren die Balken - es zittert das Haus!
Es rollet der Donner - es leuchtet der Blitz! -
Und finster die Nacht, wie das Grab! - - -
     Immerhin, immerhin!
So tobt' es [noch jüngst auch]1 in mir!
Es brauste das Leben, wie jetzo der Sturm!
Es bebten die Glieder, wie jetzo das Haus!
Es flammte die Liebe, wie jetzo der Blitz! -
Und finster die Brust, wie das Grab! -

Nun tobe du wilder, [gewaltiger]2 Sturm!
Im Herzen ist Friede, im Herzen ist Ruh! -
Des Bräutigams harret die liebende Braut,
  Gereinigt in prüfender Glut -
  Der ewigen Liebe getraut. -

Ich harre, mein Heiland, mit sehnendem Blick;
Komm, himmlischer Bräutigam! hole die Braut!
Erlöse die Seele von irdischer Haft! -
Horch! friedlich ertönet das Glöcklein [am]3 Thurm;
  Es lockt mich das süße Getön
  Allmächtig zu ewigen Höhn -

Translation(s): CAT DUT ENG FRE ITA SPA

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Confirmed with Poetische Betrachtungen in freyen Stunden von Nicolaus. Mit einer Vorrede und einem einleitenden Gedichte begleitet von Friedrich von Schlegel. Wien. Gedruckt und im Verlage bey Carl Gerold. 1828, page 58.

Note: Schubert received Craigher's poem in handwritten form. Craigher issued it later in the book mentioned above.

1 Schubert: "auch jüngst noch"
2 Schubert: "gewalt'ger"
3 Schubert: "vom"

Submitted by Emily Ezust [Administrator] and Peter Rastl [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) , "La monja jove", copyright © 2018, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , "De jonge non", copyright © 2005, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Emily Ezust) , "The young nun", copyright ©
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , "La jeune nonne", copyright © 2008, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Ferdinando Albeggiani) , "La giovane monaca", copyright © 2008, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • SPA Spanish (Español) (Lewis Grenville) , "La joven monja", copyright © 2010, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

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

Last modified: 2017-11-07 21:10:13

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Word count: 150

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La joven monja

Language: Spanish (Español) after the German (Deutsch)

-- Como brama la tormenta que aulla por las copas de los árboles
Las vigas se sacuden; la cas se estremece. 
Los truenos ruedan, los relámpagos destellan,
Y la noche esta oscura como una tumba.
   -- Que así, sea! Que así sea!
No hace mucho que aún rugía una tormenta en mí.
Mi vida bramaba como la tormenta ahora,
Mi cuerpo tamblaba como lo hace la casa.
El amor destellaba como lo hacen los relámpagos,
Y mi corazon estaba tan oscura como la tumba.

Brama ya, tormenta salvaje y poderosa, en mi corazón hay paz,
En mi corazon hay calma.
La novia espera el novio purificada 
por las llamas santas
Casada con el amor eterno.

Te espero mi Salvador con mirada de anhelo.
Ven, nóvio celestial, toma a tu esposada
Líbera su alma de ataduras terrenales.
Escucha, la campana suena pacifica desde la torre.
Me invita hácia
cimes eternas.
Aleluya. Aleluya.

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