The wild Gazelle on Judah's hills, Exulting yet may bound, And drink from all the living rills That gush on holy ground: Its airy step and glorious eye May glance in tameless transport by -- A step as fleet, an eye more bright, Hath Judah witness'd there; And o'er her scenes of lost delight Inhabitants more fair, The cedars wave on Lebanon, But Judah's statelier maids are gone! More blest each palm that shades those plains Than Israel's scatter'd race; For taking root it there remains In solitary grace. It cannot quit the place of birth, It will not live in other earth. But we must wander witheningly, In other lands ta die; And where aun fathers' ashes be, Our awn may never lie. Our temple hath nat left a stone. And mockery sits on Salem's throne.
- by George Gordon Noel Byron, Lord Byron (1788 - 1824), "The wild Gazelle", appears in Hebrew Melodies, no. 4 [author's text checked 1 time against a primary source]
Musical settings (art songs, Lieder, mélodies, (etc.), choral pieces, and other vocal works set to this text), listed by composer (not necessarily exhaustive)
- by Isaac Nathan (1790 - 1864), "The wild Gazelle", published 1815, from A Selection of Hebrew Melodies No. I, no. 4 [ sung text checked 1 time]
Settings in other languages, adaptations, or excerpts:
- Also set in German (Deutsch), a translation by Franz Theremin (1780 - 1846) , appears in Hebräische Gesänge, first published 1820 FRE ; composed by Johann Karl Gottfried Loewe.
- Also set in German (Deutsch), a translation by Adolf Böttger (1815 - 1870) , "Wild springt auf Juda die Gazelle", appears in Hebräische Melodien, no. 4, first published 1841 FRE ; composed by Joseph Gall, Max Seifriz.
- Also set in German (Deutsch), a translation by Karl Julius Körner (1793 - 1873) , "Klage der Heimathlosen", appears in Israelitische Gesänge, no. 4 ENG FRE ; composed by Heinrich August Marschner.
Other available translations, adaptations or excerpts, and transliterations (if applicable):
- FRE French (Français) (Alexis Paulin Pâris) , "La sauvage gazelle", appears in Mélodies hébraïques, no. 4
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