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Das Leben

Language: German (Deutsch)

Das Leben ist ein Traum,
Man merkt, man fühlt ihn kaum;
Denn schnell, wie Wolken ziehn,
Ist dieser Traum dahin.

Wohl dem, der gut geträumt,
Wohl dem! deß Saat hier keimt,
Zur Erndte für die Zeit
Der Unvergänglichkeit.

Das Leben ist der Blick
Auf einer Zukunft Glück,
Das jeder haben kann,
Der hier es wohlgethan.

Wohl dem! der nach der Nacht
Des Grabes froh erwacht,
Den nicht die Stimme schreckt,
Die aus dem Schlummer weckt.

Wer bey der Arbeit Schluß
Die Rechnung fürchten muß,
Hat wahrlich keinen Blick
Auf einer Zukunft Glück.


Translation(s): DUT ENG FRE

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Submitted by Emily Ezust [Administrator] and Peter Rastl [Guest Editor]

Authorship

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):

  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , "Het leven is een droom", copyright © 2010, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Emily Ezust) , "Life is a dream", copyright ©
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , "La vie est un rêve", copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


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

Last modified: 2018-02-02 06:25:23
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Het leven is een droom

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

Het leven is een droom,
Men voelt slechts zacht zijn zoom;
Want snel als 'n wolkenrij
Is deze droom voorbij.

Hij boft, wiens droom ontbloeit,
Hij boft, wiens zaad uitgroeit
Tot vruchten voor de tijd
Der onvergank'lijkheid.

Het leven toont een stuk
Van een aanstaand geluk,
Dat ieder krijgen kan
Die hier heeft welgedaan.

Hij boft, die na de nacht
Van 't graf de dag verwacht,
Die zonder schrik ontwaakt
Als 'n stem hem wakker maakt.

Wie na zijn levenstaak
Beducht is voor zijn zaak,
Die maakt terecht zich druk
Om zijn postuum geluk.


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  • Singable translation from German (Deutsch) to Dutch (Nederlands) copyright © 2010 by Lau Kanen, (re)printed on this website with kind permission. To reprint and distribute this author's work for concert programs, CD booklets, etc., you may ask the copyright-holder(s) directly or ask us; we are authorized to grant permission on their behalf. Please provide the translator's name when contacting us.

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Text added to the website: 2010-12-23.
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