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Hippolits Lied

Language: German (Deutsch)

Laßt mich, ob ich auch still verglüh',
Laßt mich nur stille gehn;
Sie seh' ich spät, Sie seh' ich früh
Und ewig vor mir stehn.

Was ladet ihr zur Ruh' mich ein?
Sie nahm die Ruh' mir fort;
Und wo Sie ist, da muß ich seyn,
Hier sey es oder dort.

Zürnt diesem armen Herzen nicht,
Es hat nur einen Fehl:
Treu muß es schlagen bis es bricht,
Und hat deß nimmer Hehl.

Laßt mich, ich denke doch nur Sie;
In Ihr nur denke ich;
Ja! ohne Sie wär' ich einst nie
Bei Engeln ewiglich.

Im Leben denn und auch im Tod',
Im Himmel, so wie hier,
Im Glück und in der Trennung Noth
Gehör' ich einzig Ihr.

Translation(s): CAT DUT FRE

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Confirmed with Gabriele. Ein Roman von Johanna Schopenhauer. In drei Theilen. Dritter Theil. Leipzig: F. A. Brockhaus. 1821, page 146.

Note: Johanna Schopenhauer wrote in the foreword of her novel (Gabriele. Erster Theil. Leipzig: 1819, Vorwort, page VIII), that the poems in her book ar not by herself, but have been supplied by Friedrich von Gerstenbergk. Nevertheless, the poem is often misattributed to Johanna Schopenhauer.

Submitted by Richard Morris 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 cançó de l’Hipòlit", copyright © 2018, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , "Hippolit's lied", copyright © 2009, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , "Chant d'Hippolyte", copyright © 2012, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

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