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Trost im Gesang

Language: German (Deutsch)

Der Wandrer, dem verschwunden
So Sonn' als Mondenlicht,
Der singt ein Lied ins Dunkel
Und härmt sich länger nicht.
Er schreitet mutig weiter
Die menschenleere Bahn,
Viel lichte Sangesbilder,
Die ziehen ihm voran.

Nacht ist's auch mir geworden,
Die Freunde stehen fern,
Von meinem Himmel schwindet
Der allerletzte Stern;
Doch geh' ich mutig weiter
Die menschenleere Bahn,
Noch ziehen Sangesbilder
Ja mir auch licht voran.

Translation(s): DUT ENG FRE ITA

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Submitted by Emily Ezust [Administrator]


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):

  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , "Troost in het zingen", copyright © 2013, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Sharon Krebs) , "Comfort in song", copyright © 2012, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , "Consolation dans le chant", copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Amelia Maria Imbarrato) , "Conforto nel canto", copyright © 2006, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

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

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Comfort in song

Language: English after the German (Deutsch)

The wanderer, for whom has vanished
Both sunlight and moonlight,
He sings a song into the darkness
And sorrows no longer.
He strides courageously onward
Along the deserted pathway,
Many luminous song-images
Move along [the pathway] before him.

For me, too, it has become night,
My friends are far from me,
From my heaven vanishes
The very last star;
Yet I stride courageously onward
Along the deserted pathway,
Song-images still move
Before me luminously.

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Text added to the website: 2012-11-20.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:05:05
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