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Wie herrlich leuchtet

Language: German (Deutsch)

Wie herrlich leuchtet
Mir die Natur!
Wie glänzt die Sonne! 
Wie lacht die Flur!

Es dringen Blüten
Aus jedem Zweig
Und tausend Stimmen
Aus dem Gesträuch,

Und Freud und Wonne 
Aus jeder Brust.
O Erd', o Sonne!
O Glück, o Lust!

O Lieb', o Liebe! 
So golden schön,
Wie Morgenwolken 
Auf jenen Höhn!

Du segnest herrlich 
Das frische Feld,
Im Blütendampfe 
Die [volle]1 Welt.

O [Mädchen, Mädchen]2, 
Wie lieb ich dich!
Wie [blickt]3 dein Auge, 
Wie liebst du mich!

So liebt die Lerche
Gesang und Luft,
Und Morgenblumen 
Den Himmelsduft,

Wie ich dich liebe
Mit warmen Blut,
Die du mir Jugend
Und Freud und Mut

[Zu]4 neuen Liedern
Und Tänzen gibst.
Sei ewig glücklich, 
Wie du mich liebst!


Translation(s): CAT DUT ENG FIN FIN FRE ITA SPA

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1 Zilcher: "weite"
2 Zilcher: "Liebster, Liebster"
3 Pfitzner, Mendelssohn-Hensel: "blinkt"
4 Gabler: "in"

Submitted by Emily Ezust [Administrator]

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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)

Settings in other languages, adaptations, or excerpts:

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

  • CAT Catalan (Català) (Salvador Pila) , copyright © 2015, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , "Meilied", copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Emily Ezust) , "How marvellously does Nature shine for me!", copyright ©
  • FIN Finnish (Suomi) (Erkki Pullinen) , copyright © 2009, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , "Chanson de mai", copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Amelia Maria Imbarrato) , "Canzone di maggio", copyright © 2006, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • SPA Spanish (Español) (unknown or anonymous translator) , "Canción de mayo", written 2013


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

Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:01:30

Line count: 36
Word count: 118

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How marvellously does Nature shine for me!

Language: English after the German (Deutsch)

How marvellously 
does Nature shine for me!
How the sun gleams!
How the meadow laughs!

Blossoms burst forth 
From every branch
And a thousand voices
From the bushes!

And joy and bliss 
From every breast;
O Earth, o Sun, 
o Happiness, o Joy!

O love, o darling!
So golden fair,
As morning clouds
On yonder heights!

You bless marvellously
The fresh field,
In a mist of blossoms, 
The full world.

O maiden, maiden,
How I love you!
O how you gaze at me,
O how you love me!

The lark loves
Song and Breeze,
And morning flowers,
The dew of heaven,

As I love you 
With blood on fire,
You who give me youth
And joy and cheer

For new songs 
And new dances.
Be forever happy
In loving me so!


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Based on
  • a text in German (Deutsch) by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749 - 1832), "Mailied", written 1771 CAT DUT FIN FRE ITA SPA
      • This text was set to music by the following composer(s): Eugen d'Albert, Béla Bartók, Catharina Baum, Ludwig van Beethoven, J. Berger, H. A. J. Campbell, Leslie Crabtree, Friedrich Curschmann, Moritz, Graf von Dietrichstein, Louis Dumack, Carl Theodor Flodin, Wilhelm Freudenberg, Christian August Gabler, Georg Göhler, Hans Martin Gräbner, Konrad Heubner, Mary Howe, Wilhelm Kempff, Bernhard Klein, Armin Knab, Julius Kniese, Minna von Könneritz, Josephine Lang, Eduard Lassen, Johann Karl Gottfried Loewe, Carl Lührss, Carl Ludwig Amand Mangold, Heinrich August Marschner, Erkki Gustaf Melartin, Fanny Mendelssohn-Hensel, Heinrich Meyer, Paul Gerhard Natorp, Hans Erich Pfitzner, Johann Friedrich Reichardt, Adolf Reichel, Othmar Schoeck, Václav Jan Křtitel Tomášek, Hugo Ulrich, Philip Wolfrum, Rudolf Wurmb, Hermann Karl Josef Zilcher, Winfried Zillig. Go to the text.

 

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

Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:01:30

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Word count: 131