by Ludwig Rellstab (1799 - 1860)
Translation © by Knut W. Barde

In der Ferne
Language: German (Deutsch) 
Available translation(s): CAT DUT ENG FIN FRE ITA KOR NOR SPA
Wehe dem Fliehenden
Welt hinaus ziehenden! -
Fremde durchmessenden,
Heimath vergessenden,
Mutterhaus hassenden,
Freunde verlassenden
Folget kein Segen, ach!
Auf ihren Wegen nach!

Herze, das sehnende,
Auge, das thränende,
Sehnsucht, nie endende,
Heimwärts sich wendende!
Busen, der wallende,
Klage, verhallende,
Abendstern, blinkender,
Hoffnungslos sinkender!

Lüfte, Ihr säuselnden,
Wellen sanft kräuselnden,
Sonnenstrahl, eilender,
Nirgend verweilender:
Die mir mit Schmerze, ach!
Dies treue Herze brach, -
Grüßt von [dem]1 Fliehenden,
Welt hinaus ziehenden!

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Confirmed with Gedichte von Ludwig Rellstab. Erstes Bändchen. Berlin, bei Friedrich Laue. 1827, pages 118-119.

1 Schubert (erroneously in autograph and first edition): "der"

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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):

  • CAT Catalan (Català) (Salvador Pila) , "A la llunyania", copyright © 2013, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , "In den vreemde", copyright © 2005, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Knut W. Barde) , "From afar", copyright ©, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FIN Finnish (Suomi) (Erkki Pullinen) , "Kaukana", copyright © 2016, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , "Au loin", copyright © 2008, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Amelia Maria Imbarrato) , "Lontano", copyright © 2005, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • KOR Korean (한국어/조선말) [singable] (곽명규 Myung-Kew Kwack) , "먼 곳에서", copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • NOR Norwegian (Bokmål) (Marianne Beate Kielland) , "I det fjerne", copyright © 2016, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • SPA Spanish (Español) (Saúl Botero Restrepo) , "En la lejanía", copyright © 2015, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


Research team for this text: Emily Ezust [Administrator] , Peter Rastl [Guest Editor]

Text added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.
Last modified: 2017-11-08 04:12:18
Line count: 24
Word count: 71

From afar
Language: English  after the German (Deutsch) 
Woe to the fugitive
who leaves for the world!- 
Those who traverse foreign lands,
Forgetting homeland,
Hating the family home,
And abandoning friends,
Have no blessing following
their paths!

The longing heart,
The weeping eye,
And a neverending yearning
Turning towards home!
A heaving bosom,
A moan reverberating,
The flickering evening star,
Sinking hopelessly!

You, sighing breezes,
softly rippling the waves,
rushing sun beam,
never tarrying:
Send to her who, alas, has
Painfully broken this true heart of mine -
Greetings from the fugitive
Torn away from home!

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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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Word count: 88