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Ist einer Welt Besitz für dich zerronnen

Language: German (Deutsch) after the Persian (Farsi)

Ist einer Welt Besitz für dich zerronnen,
      Sei nicht in Leid darüber, es ist nichts;
Und hast du einer Welt Besitz gewonnen,
      Sei nicht erfreut darüber, es ist nichts.
Vorüber gehn die Schmerzen und die Wonnen;
      Geh an der Welt vorüber, es ist nichts.

Translation(s): ENG

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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, and transliterations (if applicable):

  • ENG English (Sharon Krebs) , title 1: "Maxim", copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Text added to the website: 2011-04-27.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:04:21
Line count: 6
Word count: 44

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Language: English after the German (Deutsch)

If the possessions of a world have melted away for you,
    Do not be sorrowful about it, it is nothing;
And if you have gained the possessions of a world,
    Do not rejoice over it, it is nothing;
Pains and joys pass by;
    [You] pass by the world, it is nothing.

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  • Translation from German (Deutsch) to English copyright © 2011 by Sharon Krebs, (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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  • a text in German (Deutsch) by Karl Heinrich Graf (1815 - 1869), "Spruch aus den Anwari Soheili" GER
      • This text was set to music by the following composer(s): Eusebius Mandyczewski. Go to the text.

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Text added to the website: 2011-05-19.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:04:23
Line count: 6
Word count: 51