by Karl Joseph Simrock (1802 - 1876)
Translation © by Emily Ezust

Blauer Himmel, blaue Wogen
Language: German (Deutsch) 
Available translation(s): DUT ENG FRE
Blauer Himmel, blaue Wogen,
Rebenhügel um den See,
Drüber blauer Berge Bogen
Schimmernd weiß im reinen Schnee.

Wie der Kahn uns hebt und wieget,
Leichter Nebel steigt und fällt,
Süßer Himmelsfriede lieget
Über der beglänzten Welt.

Stürmend Herz, tu auf die Augen,
Sieh umher und werde mild:
Glück und Friede magst du saugen
Aus des Doppelhimmels Bild.

Spiegelnd sieh die Flut erwidern
Turm und Hügel, Busch und Stadt,
Also spiegle du in Liedern,
Was die Erde Schönstes hat.

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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, and transliterations (if applicable):

  • ENG English (Emily Ezust) , title 1: "At the lake", copyright ©
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , title 1: "Sur le lac", copyright © 2010, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , title 1: "Op het meer (Blauwe hemel, blauwe golven)", copyright © 2014, (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 10:01:50
Line count: 16
Word count: 78

At the lake
Language: English  after the German (Deutsch) 
Blue sky, blue waves;
Hills of vines around the lake;
Over there, the blue mountain's arches
Shimmer white in the pure snow.

As the boat lifts and rocks us,
A light mist rises and falls;
The sweet peace of Heaven lies 
Over the radiant world. 

Stormy heart, open your eyes,
 Look around and become mild:
Draw happiness and peace
From the doubled image of Heaven.

Look how the reflecting water answers 
Every tower and hill, bush and town;
 Thus you reflect in song,
 That which the earth holds most beautiful.

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

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    from the LiederNet Archive -- https://www.lieder.net/

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Text added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:01:50
Line count: 16
Word count: 90