by Robert Reinick (1805 - 1852)
Translation Singable translation by C. Hugo Laubach

Wie ist doch die Erde so schön, so...
Language: German (Deutsch) 
Available translation(s): DUT ENG FRE
Wie ist doch die Erde so schön, so schön!
Das wissen die Vögelein;
Sie heben ihr leicht Gefieder,
Und singen so fröhliche Lieder
In den blauen Himmel hinein.

Wie ist doch die Erde so schön, so schön!
Das wissen die Flüss' und [die]1 Seen;
Sie malen im klaren Spiegel
Die Gärten und Städt' und Hügel,
Und die Wolken, die drüber gehn!

Und Sänger und Maler [wissen's]2,
Und es wissen's viel andere Leut'!
Und [wer es]3 nicht malt, der singt es,
Und wer's nicht singt, dem klingt es
[In dem Herzen]4 vor lauter Freud'!

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1 omitted by Blech, Brahms, Reger
2 Blech, Brahms, Reger: "wissen es"
3 Blech, Brahms, Reger: "wer's"
4 Blech, Brahms: "Im Herzen"

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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):

  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , "Joeché!", copyright © 2014, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Leonard J[ordan] Lehrman) , "How beautiful the earth is!", copyright © 1996, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English [singable] (Addie Funk) , "How lovely the earth"
  • ENG English [singable] (C. Hugo Laubach)
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , "Ô gué !", copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


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Text added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:01:46
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How bright is the Earth and how fair!
Language: English  after the German (Deutsch) 
How bright is the Earth and how fair!
'Tis known by the birds above;
They flock thro' the warm blue weather
And joyfully carol together 
A song as sweet as love!

How bright is the Earth and how fair!
'Tis known by the waters too;
They paint in their shining glass
All the mountains and meadows they pass
And the clouds in the heav'n so blue.

How bright is the Earth and how fair!
'Tis known all nations o'er!
Whoe'er cannot paint must sing it,
And merry hearts gladly ring it,
With praise forevermore!

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Text added to the website: 2017-06-27 00:00:00
Last modified: 2018-08-15 19:41:28
Line count: 15
Word count: 94