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Es tönen die Hörner von ferne herüber

Language: German (Deutsch)

Es tönen die Hörner von ferne herüber,
Die [Düfte]1 des Abends umwehen mich mild!
Der Himmel verschleiert sich trüber und trüber,
Bald decket nun Dämmrung das ganze Gefild.

Des Tages Verwirrungen, Wünsche und Sorgen,
Sie lösen sich leise im [wechselnden]2 Raum;
Doch bleibet, was tief in der Seele verborgen,
Die Liebe, geheiligt im seligsten Traum.

Verhallen auch jenseits die Töne der Freude;
[Uns]3 bleibet der Liebe beglückender Ton,
Er sei es, woran meine Seele sich weide,
Bis einst mit dem Leben die Liebe entfloh'n.

Translation(s): FRE

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1 Harder: "Lüfte"
2 Harder: "dämmernden"
3 Harder: "Mir"

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Available translations, adaptations, and transliterations (if applicable):

  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , title 1: "Chant", copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Text added to the website: 2010-02-18.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:03:34
Line count: 12
Word count: 84

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

On entend par ici le son des cors,
Les suaves parfums du soir m'entourent !
Le ciel se voile, de plus en plus trouble,
Bientôt le crépuscule recouvrira tout le paysage.

Les égarements, désirs et inquiétudes du jour
Se dénouent doucement dans l'espace qui change ;
Cependant reste ce qui est enfouit au fond de l'âme,
L'amour, sanctifié dans le plus heureux des rêves.

Les accents de la joie expirent aussi dans l'au-delà ;
Les accents heureux de l'amour restent avec nous,
Comme si mon âme se repaissaient d'eux,
Jusqu'à ce qu'un jour, l'amour, avec la vie, s'enfuie.

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Based on
  • a text in German (Deutsch) by Friedrich von Schiller (1759 - 1805), "Lied"
      • This text was set to music by the following composer(s): J. G. Göbel, August Harder, Albert Gottlieb Methfessel. Go to the text.


Text added to the website: 2011-01-04.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:04:11
Line count: 12
Word count: 98