by Johann Ludwig Tieck (1773 - 1853)
Translation © by Emily Ezust

Aus Wolken kommt die frohe Stunde
Language: German (Deutsch) 
Available translation(s): ENG FRE
Aus Wolken [kommt]1 die frohe Stunde,
O Mensch, gesunde!
Lass Leiden [seyn]2 und Bangigkeit,
Wenn Liebchens Kuss dein Herz erfreut.
In Küssen weht ein Zaubersegen,
Drum sey verwegen,
Was [schadet's]3, wenn der Donner rollt,
Wenn nur der rothe Mund nicht schmollt.

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1 Hindemith: "fällt"
2 Hindemith: "fliehn"
3 Hindemith: "fürchten"


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

  • ENG English (Emily Ezust) , copyright © 2015
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , "Courage", copyright © 2014, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Researcher for this text: Martin Jahn

This text was added to the website: 2008-11-26
Line count: 8
Word count: 41

From the heavens comes the joyous time
Language: English  after the German (Deutsch) 
From the heavens [comes]1 the joyous time,
O man, be well!
Let suffering [be]2, and timidity,
When the kiss of your sweetheart delights your heart.

Kissing wafts a magical blessing,
So be bold!
[What is the harm]3 when thunder rolls,
So long as those red lips do not pout?

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Translation of title "Nur Mut" = "Only courage"
1 Hindemith: "falls"
2 Hindemith: "flee"
3 Hindemith: "What is so frightening"


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This text was added to the website: 2015-05-18
Line count: 8
Word count: 49