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Liebe ist ein süßes Licht

Language: German (Deutsch)

Männliche Stimme.
  Liebe ist ein süßes Licht.
  Wie die Erde strebt zur Sonne,
  Und zu jenen hellen Sternen
  In den weiten blauen Fernen,
  Strebt das Herz nach Liebeswonne:
  Denn sie ist ein süßes Licht.

Weibliche Stimme.
  Sieh! wie hoch in stiller Feyer
  Droben helle Sterne funkeln:
  Von der Erde fliehn die dunkeln
  Schwermuthsvollen trüben Schleyer.
  Wehe mir! [doch]1 wie so trübe
  Fühl ich tief mich im Gemüthe,
  Das in Freuden sonst erblühte,
  Nun vereinsamt, ohne Liebe.

Beyde Stimmen.
  Liebe ist ein süßes Licht.
  Wie die Erde strebt zur Sonne,
  Und zu jenen hellen Sternen
  In den weiten blauen Fernen,
  Strebt das Herz nach Liebeswonne:
  [Denn sie]2 ist ein süßes Licht.


Translation(s): CAT DUT ENG FRE ITA SPA

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Confirmed with Dramatische Dichtungen von Matthäus von Collin. Erster Band. Friedrich der Streitbare. - Der Cid. Pesth 1813, bey Konrad Adolph Hartleben, pages 95-96.

1 omitted by Schubert.
2 Schubert: "Liebe"

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  • CAT Catalan (Català) (Salvador Pila) , copyright © 2014, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , copyright © 2009, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Ferdinando Albeggiani) , copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • SPA Spanish (Español) (Lewis Grenville) , copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


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L'amour est une lumière douce

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

L'amour est une lumière douce.
Comme la terre aspire au soleil
Et à chaque étoile qui brille
Dans les vastes lointains azurs
Le cœur aspire à la joie de l'amour ;
Car il est une lumière douce.


Regarde, comment haut dans la solennité tranquille
Les étoiles brillantes scintillent :
De la terre s'enfuient les sombres
Brumes troubles et pleines de tristesse.
Hélas ! Comme je me sens triste
Tout au fond de mon âme.
D'ordinaire j'étais épanoui dans la joie,
Maintenant,je suis abandonné, sans amour.


L'amour est une lumière douce.
Comme la terre aspire au soleil
Et à chaque étoile qui brille
Dans les vastes lointains azurs
Le cœur aspire à la joie de l'amour ;
Car il est une lumière douce.


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Translation of title "Licht und Liebe" = "Lumière et amour"


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