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Der Himmel hat eine Thräne geweint

Language: German (Deutsch)

Der Himmel hat eine Thräne geweint,
Die hat sich in's Meer zu verlieren gemeint.
Die Muschel kam und schloß sie ein:
Du sollst nun meine Perle sein.
Du sollst nicht vor den Wogen zagen,
Ich will hindurch dich ruhig tragen.
O du mein Schmerz, du meine Lust,
Du Himmelsträn' in meiner Brust!
Gieb, Himmel, daß ich in reinem Gemüthe
Den reinsten deiner Tropfen hüte.


Translation(s): CAT DUT ENG FRE HUN ITA

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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)

Settings in other languages, adaptations, or excerpts:

  • Also set in English, a translation by Emily Ezust (b. 1972) , "Heaven has shed a tear", copyright © 2002, (re)printed on this website with kind permission CAT DUT FRE HUN ITA by Bruce Adolphe.

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

  • CAT Catalan (Català) (Salvador Pila) , copyright © 2014, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , "De hemel had eens een traantje geschreid", copyright © 2012, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , "Le ciel a versé une larme", copyright © 2008, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • HUN Hungarian (Magyar) (Tamás Rédey) , copyright © 2015, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Ferdinando Albeggiani) , "Il cielo ha versato una lacrima", copyright © 2008, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


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

Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:01:48
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De hemel had eens een traantje geschreid

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

De hemel had eens een traantje geschreid,
Dat was tot in zee zich verliezen1 geneigd.
De mossel kwam en sloot haar in:
Jij bent de parel die 'k bemin.
Je kunt je in de golven wagen,
Ik zal je rustig daar door dragen.
O jij mijn lust, o jij mijn smart,
Jij hemeltraan hier in mijn hart!
Geef, hemel, dat ik rein van gemoede
De reinste van je druppels hoede.


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1 Bij Schumann: teloorgaan i.p.v. zich verliezen

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  • Singable translation from German (Deutsch) to Dutch (Nederlands) copyright © 2012 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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Based on
  • a text in German (Deutsch) by Friedrich Rückert (1788 - 1866), no title, appears in Lyrische Gedichte, in 3. Liebesfrühling, in 1. Erster Strauß. Erwacht, no. 4 CAT ENG FRE HUN ITA
      • This text was set to music by the following composer(s): Berthold Damcke, Robert Franz, Heinrich Gelhaar, Friedrich Wilhelm Kücken, Carl Lührss, Heinrich August Marschner, Richard Metzdorff, Omâra, Robert Radecke, Rudolf Radecke, Max Reger, Karl Heinrich Carsten Reinecke, Josef Reiter, Philipp Rüfer, Gustav Schmidt, Robert Schumann, Wilhelm Sturm, Ludolf Waldmann, August Walter, H. Willemsen. Go to the text.

 

Text added to the website: 2012-08-13.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:05:01
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