by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749 - 1832)
Translation © by Salvador Pila

Wie herrlich leuchtet
Language: German (Deutsch) 
Available translation(s): CAT DUT ENG FIN FRE ITA SPA
Wie herrlich leuchtet
Mir die Natur!
Wie glänzt die Sonne! 
Wie lacht die Flur!

Es dringen Blüten
Aus jedem Zweig
Und tausend Stimmen
Aus dem Gesträuch,

Und Freud und Wonne 
Aus jeder Brust.
O Erd', o Sonne!
O Glück, o Lust!

O Lieb', o Liebe! 
So golden schön,
Wie Morgenwolken 
Auf jenen Höhn!

Du segnest herrlich 
Das frische Feld,
Im Blütendampfe 
Die [volle]1 Welt.

O [Mädchen, Mädchen]2, 
Wie lieb ich dich!
Wie [blickt]3 dein Auge, 
Wie liebst du mich!

So liebt die Lerche
Gesang und Luft,
Und Morgenblumen 
Den Himmelsduft,

Wie ich dich liebe
Mit warmen Blut,
Die du mir Jugend
Und Freud und Mut

[Zu]4 neuen Liedern
Und Tänzen gibst.
Sei ewig glücklich, 
Wie du mich liebst!

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1 Zilcher: "weite"
2 Zilcher: "Liebster, Liebster"
3 Pfitzner, Mendelssohn-Hensel: "blinkt"
4 Gabler: "in"

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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)

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

  • CAT Catalan (Català) (Salvador Pila) , copyright © 2015, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , "Meilied", copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Emily Ezust) , "How marvellously does Nature shine for me!", copyright ©
  • FIN Finnish (Suomi) (Erkki Pullinen) , copyright © 2009, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , "Chanson de mai", copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Amelia Maria Imbarrato) , "Canzone di maggio", copyright © 2006, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • SPA Spanish (Español) (unknown or anonymous translator) , "Canción de mayo", written 2013


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Text added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:01:30
Line count: 36
Word count: 118

Que esplèndida llueix
Language: Catalan (Català)  after the German (Deutsch) 
Que esplèndida llueix
per a mi la natura!
Com brilla el sol!
Com riallegen els camps!

Surten flors
de cada branca
i mil veus
del matossar,

i joia i delit
de cada cor.
Oh terra, oh sol!
Oh benaurança, oh goig!

Oh amor, oh amor!
Auri i tan bell,
com els núvols del matí
en aquells tossals!

Beneeixes esplendorosament
els camps frescals,
en una bafor de flors,
el món sencer.

Oh noia, noia,
com t’estimo!
Com miren els teus ulls,
Com tu m’estimes!

Així estima l’alosa
el cant i l’aire,
i les flors del matí
la flaire del cel,

com t’estimo 
amb la sang ardent,
tu que em dónes jovenesa
i joia i ànim

per a noves cançons
i danses.
Sigues feliç eternament
estimant-me així! 

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Translation of title "Mailied" = "Cançó de maig"

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Text added to the website: 2015-02-15 00:00:00
Last modified: 2015-02-15 16:27:47
Line count: 36
Word count: 125