by Johann Ludwig Uhland (1787 - 1862)
Translation © by Emily Ezust

O brich nicht, Steg, du zitterst sehr!
Language: German (Deutsch) 
Available translation(s): DUT ENG FRE
O brich nicht, Steg, du zitterst sehr!
O stürz' nicht, Fels, du dräuest schwer!
Welt, geh' nicht unter, Himmel, fall' nicht ein,
[Eh]1 ich mag bei der Liebsten sein!

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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) , "Naar huis terug", copyright © 2013, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Emily Ezust) , "The journey home", copyright ©
  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , "Retour à la maison", copyright © 2009, (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 10:01:52
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Word count: 29

The journey home
Language: English  after the German (Deutsch) 
O break not, footbridge, you shake so very much,
O fall not, rocks on the cliff, you seem so threateningly heavy,
World, do not end, and sky, do not fall,
Until I may be with my beloved!

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

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Text added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:01:52
Line count: 4
Word count: 37