by Johann Christoph Heise (1761 - 1834)
Translation © by Antonio Zencovich

Morgenlied
Language: German (Deutsch) 
Available translation(s): CAT DUT ENG FRE ITA
Die frohe [neu belebte]1 Flur,
Singt ihrem Schöpfer Dank.
O, Herr und Vater der Natur,
Dir tön' auch mein Gesang!

Der Lebensfreuden schenkst du viel
Dem, der sich weislich freut;
Dies sei, o Vater, stets das Ziel
Bei meiner Fröhlichkeit.

Ich kann mich noch des Lebens freu'n
In dieser schönen Welt,
Mein Herz soll dem geheiligt seyn
Der weislich sie erhält.

Wenn dann mir Müden winkt der Tod
Zur bessern Welt zu gehn;
So bricht ein schön'res Morgenroth
Mir an beim Auferstehn.

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Confirmed with Kleine ländliche Gemälde und Lieder von Johann Christoph Heise. Hamburg, Schmidt in Comm., 1803, pages 16-17.

1 While Schubert's autograph has "neu belebte" the printed editions (including the Neue Gesamtausgabe) have "neubelebte".

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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 or excerpts, and transliterations (if applicable):

  • CAT Catalan (Català) (Salvador Pila) , "Cançó del matí", copyright © 2018, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , "Morgenlied", copyright © 2009, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Laura Prichard) , "Morning song", copyright © 2015, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , "Chant du matin", copyright © 2012, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Antonio Zencovich) , "Canto del mattino", copyright © 2014, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


Research team for this text: Richard Morris , Peter Rastl [Guest Editor]

This text was added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.
Line count: 16
Word count: 82

Canto del mattino
Language: Italian (Italiano)  after the German (Deutsch) 
La campagna, lieta di essere tornata a rivivere,
canta le lodi del suo creatore.
O Signore e Padre della natura
anche i miei versi risuonino per te!

Al piacere della vita aggiungi molti valori
per colui che sa rallegrarsi con saggezza.
Sia sempre questo, o Padre, il fine 
della mia felicità.

Posso ancora gioire dell’esistenza
in questo magnifico pianeta:
è giusto che il mio cuore sia consacrato
a chi sapientemente lo conserva.

Quando poi, a me stanco, la morte farà segno
di raggiungere un mondo migliore,
vedrò spalancarsi un’aurora ancora più bella
attraverso la resurrezione.

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This text was added to the website: 2014-04-18
Line count: 16
Word count: 95