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In dem Walde süße Töne

Language: German (Deutsch)

In dem Walde süße Töne
Singen kleine Vögelein;
An der Haide blühen schöne
Blumen in des Maien Schein.
Also blüht mein hoher Muth,
Wenn er denkt an ihre Güte,
Die mir reich macht mein Gemüthe
Wie der Traum dem Armen thut.
Hoffnung hat auf hohe Dinge
Die Erwartung mir gestellt,
Daß mir noch an ihr gelinge,
Süßes Loos mir einst noch fällt.
Der Erwartung freu' ich mich:
Gebe Gott, daß ich's beende,
Daß sie mir den Wahn nicht wende,
Der mich freut so inniglich.

Translation(s): DUT ENG

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F. Mendelssohn Bartholdy sets lines 1-8

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Confirmed with Lesebuch zur Geschichte der deutschen Literatur alter und neuer Zeit, ed. Georg Weber, Dritte veränderter und erweiterte Auflage, Leipzig: Verlag von Wilhelm Engelmann, 1870, pages 60-61.

Submitted by Sharon Krebs [Guest Editor]


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) (Lau Kanen) , copyright © 2017, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Sharon Krebs) , copyright © 2013, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

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

Last modified: 2015-10-08 20:43:09
Line count: 16
Word count: 84

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In the forest little birds

Language: English after the German (Deutsch)

In the forest little birds
Are singing sweet sounds;
Along the heath are blooming
Beautiful flowers in the May [sun]shine.
Thus blooms my valiant courage,
When it thinks of her goodness,
Which enriches my spirit
As a dream does for the poor man.
Hope has set my expectation
Upon high things,
May I be successful with her,
So that a sweet lot may yet fall to me.
I rejoice in this expectation:
May God grant that I complete it,
That she does not change the illusion
That makes me so fervently happy.

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Translation of title "Frühlingslied" = "Spring song"


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Based on
  • a text in German (Deutsch) by Ulrich von Lichtenstein (1200? - 1275?), no title, subtitle: "aus Frauendienst" DUT
      • This text was set to music by the following composer(s): Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy, Otto Reubke. Go to the text.


Text added to the website: 2013-09-01.
Last modified: 2017-08-26 13:43:57
Line count: 16
Word count: 92