by Conrad Ferdinand Meyer (1825 - 1898)
Translation © by Guy Laffaille

Säerspruch
Language: German (Deutsch) 
Available translation(s): ENG FRE IRI
Bemeßt den Schritt! Bemeßt den Schwung!
Die Erde bleibt noch lange jung!
Dort fällt ein Korn, das stirbt und ruht.
Die Ruh ist süß. Es hat es gut.
Hier eins, das durch die Scholle bricht,
Es hat es gut. Süß ist das Licht.
Und keines fällt aus dieser Welt
Und jedes fällt, wie's Gott gefällt.

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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):

  • ENG English (Emily Ezust) , "Sower's saying", copyright ©
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , "Paroles de semeur", copyright © 2015, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • IRI Irish (Gaelic) [singable] (Gabriel Rosenstock) , "Nath an tSíoladóra", copyright © 2016, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


Researcher for this text: Jakob Kellner

Text added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.
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Paroles de semeur
Language: French (Français)  after the German (Deutsch) 
Mesure ton pas ! Mesure ton mouvement !
La terre restera jeune encore longtemps !
Là un grain tombe, qui meurt et se repose.
Le repos est doux. C'est bon pour lui.
Ici il y en a un qui perce à travers le sol,
C'est bon pour lui. Douce est la lumière.
Et aucun ne tombe de ce monde
Et chacun tombe comme Dieu le désire.

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  • Translation from German (Deutsch) to French (Français) copyright © 2015 by Guy Laffaille, (re)printed on this website with kind permission. To reprint and distribute this author's work for concert programs, CD booklets, etc., you may ask the copyright-holder(s) directly or ask us; we are authorized to grant permission on their behalf. Please provide the translator's name when contacting us.
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Text added to the website: 2015-02-26 00:00:00
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