by Christoph August Tiedge (1752 - 1841)
Translation © by Emily Ezust, Sharon Krebs

Das Glück der Freundschaft
Language: German (Deutsch)  after the Italian (Italiano) 
Available translation(s): DUT ENG FRE
Der lebt ein Leben wonniglich,
Deß Herz ein Herz gewinnt;
Geteilte Lust verdoppelt sich,
Geteilter Gram zerrinnt.

Beblümte Wege wandelt ab,
Wem trauliches Geleit;
Den Arm die gold'ne Freundschaft gab
In dieser eh'rnen Zeit.

Sie weckt die Kraft und spornt den Mut
Zu schönen Taten nur,
Und nährt in uns die heil'ge Glut
Für Wahrheit und Natur.

Erreichet hat des Glückes Ziel,
Wer eine Freundin fand,
Mit der der Liebe Zartgefühl
Ihn inniglich verband.

Entzückt von ihr, ihr beigesellt,
Verschönert sich die Bahn;
Durch sie allein blüht ihm die Welt
Und Alles lacht ihn an.

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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) , "Het geluk van de vriendschap", copyright © 2014, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Emily Ezust) (Sharon Krebs) , "The joy of friendship", copyright © 2018
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , "La joie de l'amitié", copyright © 2019, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


Researcher for this text: Emily Ezust [Administrator]

This text was added to the website: 2003-11-03
Line count: 20
Word count: 95

The joy of friendship
Language: English  after the German (Deutsch) 
He lives a blissful life
Whose heart wins a heart;
Shared pleasure doubles itself,
shared sorrow melts away.

Those with an intimate companion
Wander upon paths lined with flowers;
Golden friendship has offered its hand
In these hard times.

[Golden friendship] awakens strength and rouses courage
For good deeds alone,
And nourishes within us the sacred ardor
For Truth and Nature.

He has attained happiness 
Who has found a maiden
With whom loving sensitivity
Has initmately united him.

Delighted by her, allied with her,
He finds his path [in life] made more beautiful;
Through her alone the world is in bloom for him,
and everything smiles upon him.

Authorship

  • Translation from German (Deutsch) to English copyright © 2018 by Emily Ezust and Sharon Krebs

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This text was added to the website: 2018-12-29
Line count: 20
Word count: 108