Translation © by Emily Ezust

Vergangen ist mir Glück und Heil
Language: German (Deutsch) 
Available translation(s): CAT DUT ENG FRE
Vergangen ist mir Glück und Heil
Und alle Freud' auf Erden;
Elend bin ich verloren gar,
Mir mag nit besser werden.
Bis in den Tod
Leid' ich groß Not,
So ich dich, Lieb, muß meiden,
Geschieht mir, ach,
O weh der Sach'!
Muß ich mich dein verjehen,
Groß Leid wird mir geschehen.

Erbarmen tu ich mich so hart,
Das kommt aus Buhlers Hulde,
Die mich in Angst und Not hat bracht,
Und williglich das dulde.
Um dich allein, 
Herzliebste mein,
Ist mir kein Bürd' zu schwere,
Wär's noch so viel,
Ich dennoch will
In deinem Dienst ersterben,
Nach fremder Lieb' nit werben.

Um Hülf' ich ruf', mein höchster Hort,
Erhör mein sehnlich Klagen!
Schaff mir, Herzlieb, dein' Botschaft schier,
Ich muß sonst vor Leid verzagen!
Mein traurig's Herz,
Leid't großen Schmerz,
Wie soll ich's überwinden?
Ich sorg', daß schier
Der Tod mit mir
Will ringen um das Leben,
Tu mir dein Troste geben.

Authorship

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

  • by Johannes Brahms (1833 - 1897), "Vergangen ist mir Glück und Heil", op. 48 (Sieben Lieder für eine Singstimme mit Begleitung des Pianoforte) no. 6, published 1868 [voice and piano], Berlin, Simrock [
     text verified 1 time
    ]
  • by Johannes Brahms (1833 - 1897), "Vergangen ist mir Glück und Heil", op. 62 (Sieben Lieder) no. 7 (1874-?). [SATB chorus (or soprano and SATB chorus)] [
     text verified 1 time
    ]

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

  • ENG English (Emily Ezust) , title 1: "Gone is my happiness and well-being", copyright ©
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , title 1: "Mon bonheur et mon bien-être sont partis", copyright © 2010, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , title 1: "Voorbij is mijn geluk en heil", copyright © 2014, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • CAT Catalan (Català) (Salvador Pila) , copyright © 2015, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


Researcher for this text: Emily Ezust [Administrator]

This text was added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.
Line count: 33
Word count: 153

Gone is my happiness and well‑being
Language: English  after the German (Deutsch) 
Gone is my happiness and well-being
And all my joy on earth;
I am wretched, completely lost,
Things will never become better.
Until death,
I will suffer great distress,
For I must part from you, my love,
Alas, it has come to pass,
That woeful thing!
If I must lose you,
Great sorrow will befall me.

I pity myself so much;
It comes from a lover's sensibility,
Which has brought me fear and hardship,
And willingly I bear it.
For you alone,
My heart's dearest,
No burden is too heavy;
Were it twice as heavy,
I yet would die
In your service,
Never seeking to woo a strange love.

For help I call, my highest treasure,
Hear my yearning lament!
Send me a message quickly, darling,
Or I must despair with sorrow!
My sad heart 
Suffers with great pain,
How can I overcome it?
I fear that suddenly
Death will struggle with me
For my life;
O give me hope!

Authorship

  • 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: 33
Word count: 160