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Hoch in der Frühe

Language: German (Deutsch)

Sieh, wie wir zu den Sternen aufsteigen!
Unsern glückstrahlenden Augen
leuchtet der Schnee der Gebirge,
bald blitzt dort unten die Sonne durch.
O! schon röten sich
Tiefen und Höhen;
durch den Rauch unsrer Atemzüge,
bis über das fernste Fünkchen dort oben
fern hinauf
schimmert die Nacht deiner Geburt,
glänzt der Tag unsrer Himmelfahrt.

Translation(s): ENG FRE POL

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Confirmed with Richard Dehmel, Gesammelte Werke in drei Bänden, Zweiter Band, Berlin: S. Fischer, 1913, pages 67-68.
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)

Settings in other languages or adaptations:

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

  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , title 1: "Haut le matin", copyright © 2010, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Sharon Krebs) , title 1: "High up in the early morning", copyright © 2013, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Text added to the website: 2003-11-22.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:02:00
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High up in the early morning

Language: English after the German (Deutsch)

See how we climb up to the stars!
For our eyes, beaming with happiness,
the snow of the mountains gleams,
soon the sun shall flash through there below.
Oh! already reddening
are the depths and the heights;
through the mist of our breaths,
beyond the farthest spark there
far above
shimmers the night of your birth,
shines the day of our ascent into heaven.

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Text added to the website: 2013-09-05.
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