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Aber abseits wer ist's?

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

Aber abseits wer ist's?
Im Gebüsch verliert sich der Pfad.
Hinter ihm schlagen
Die Sträuche zusammen,
Das Gras steht wieder auf,
Die Öde verschlingt ihn.

Ach, wer heilet die Schmerzen
Des, dem Balsam zu Gift ward?
Der sich Menschenhaß
Aus der Fülle der Liebe trank?
Erst verachtet, nun ein Verächter,
Zehrt er heimlich auf
Seinen eignen Wert
In ung'nugender Selbstsucht.

Ist auf deinem Psalter,
Vater der Liebe, ein Ton
Seinem Ohre vernehmlich,
So erquicke sein Herz!
Öffne den umwölkten Blick
Über die tausend Quellen
Neben dem Durstenden
In der Wüste!


Translation(s): CAT DUT ENG FRE ITA

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J. Reichardt sets stanzas 2-3

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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)

Other available translations, adaptations or excerpts, and transliterations (if applicable):

  • CAT Catalan (Català) (Salvador Pila) , copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , copyright © 2014, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Lena Platt) (Daniel Platt) , "Alto Rhapsody", copyright ©, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) [singable] (Maurice Kufferath) , "Alto Rhapsody"
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Ferdinando Albeggiani) , "Ma chi, di là, si tiene in disparte?", copyright © 2008, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


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