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Durch eine ganze Nacht sich nahe seyn

Language: German (Deutsch)

Durch eine ganze Nacht sich [nahe]1 seyn,
So Hand in Hand, so Arm [im]2 Arme weilen,
So viel empfinden, ohne mitzutheilen -
Ist eine wonnevolle Pein!

So immer Seelenblick im Seelenblick
Auch den geheimsten Wunsch des Herzens sehen,
So wenig sprechen, und sich doch verstehen -
Ist hohes martervolles Glück!

Zum Lohn für die im Zwang [verschwundne]3 Zeit
Dann bey dem [Morgenstral, warm]4, mit Entzücken
[Sich]5 Mund an Mund, und Herz an Herz [sich]6 drücken -
O dieß ist - Engelseligkeit!

Translation(s): CAT DUT ENG FRE SPA

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Confirmed with Sämmtliche Gedichte Gabrielens von Baumberg. Wien, gedruckt bey Joh. Thom. Edl. v. Trattnern, k.k. Hofbuchdrucker und Buchhändler, 1800, page 17; and with Gedichte von Gabriele Batsányi geb. Baumberg. Gedruckt bey J.V.Degen. Wien, 1805, page 34, with the title Schwärmerey and subtitle Nach einem Ball.

1 Schubert: "nah zu"
2 Baumberg (1805 edition): "in"
3 Baumberg (1805 edition): "durchbrachte"
4 Baumberg (1805 edition): "Morgenstrahle"
5 Baumberg (1805 edition): "So"
6 Baumberg (1805 edition): "zu"

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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)

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

  • CAT Catalan (Català) (Salvador Pila) , copyright © 2019, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , "De kus in de morgen", copyright © 2010, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Emily Ezust) , "The morning kiss", copyright ©
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , "Le baiser du matin", copyright © 2012, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • SPA Spanish (Español) (Mercedes Vivas) , "El beso matutino", copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

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El beso matutino

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

Estar cerca toda una noche,
Mano sobre mano, brazo sobre brazo,
Sintiendo tantas cosas, sin poder contarlas,
es un tormento maravilloso.

Así, con las almas mirándose siempre,
viendo también el deseo más secreto del corazón,
hablando tan poco y entendiéndose,
es una excelsa, torturante felicidad.

En pago del tiempo desaparecido por obligación,
Entonces, en el brillo de la mañana, cálidamente, con delectación,
unir labios y corazones. 
Oh, esto es felicidad celestial.

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