by Paul Schoeck (1882 - 1952)
Translation © by Emily Ezust

Nun quill aus meiner Seele
Language: German (Deutsch) 
Available translation(s): ENG
Nun quill aus meiner Seele immerfort
du mächtig wilder Bilderschwall.
Halt ich dich nicht mit starkem Jubelschall,
bann' ich dich, Strom, mit schlichtem Siegerwort.
Daß alle Well'n vergeh'n, die Fluten klar
zum ruhereichen See sich breiten,
darin die Welt und blaue Himmelweiten
mir glänzen still verklärt unwandelbar.


Musical settings (art songs, Lieder, mélodies, (etc.), choral pieces, and other vocal works set to this text), listed by composer (not necessarily exhaustive)

  • by Othmar Schoeck (1886 - 1957), "Nun quill aus meiner Seele", op. 15 (Sechs Lieder für mittlere und höhere Stimme und Klavier) no. 2 (1907). [voice and piano] [
     text verified 1 time

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

  • ENG English (Emily Ezust) , title 1: "Now well up out of my soul", copyright ©

Researcher for this text: Jakob Kellner

This text was added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.
Line count: 8
Word count: 47

Now well up out of my soul
Language: English  after the German (Deutsch) 
 Now well up out of my soul evermore
 you mighty, wild splash of images.
 If I cannot hold you back with strong, jubilant shouts,
 I'll bind you, Stream, with a simple charm.
 Let all the waves disappear and the clear flood
 spread out toward the peaceful ocean,
 in which the world and the blue expanse of heaven
 glimmer silently, transfigured and unvarying.


  • Translation from German (Deutsch) to English copyright © by Emily Ezust

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This text was added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.
Line count: 8
Word count: 63