sometimes misattributed to Ignaz Franz Castelli (1781 - 1862)
Translation © by Ahmed E. Ismail

Elegischer Gesang
Language: German (Deutsch)  after the German (Deutsch) 
Available translation(s): DUT ENG FRE ITA
Sanft, wie du lebtest, 
hast du vollendet, 
zu heilig für den Schmerz!
Kein Auge wein' ob 
des himmlischen Geistes Heimkehr.

This text comes from lines 2-1, 3-4, and 3-5 of a poem by Haug referring to the death of the poet Johann Georg Jacobi.


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

  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , "Elegisch gezang", copyright © 2014, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Ahmed E. Ismail) , copyright © 2005, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , "Chant élégiaque", copyright © 2014, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Ferdinando Albeggiani) , "Canto elegiaco", copyright © 2005, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


Researcher for this text: Ahmed E. Ismail

This text was added to the website: 2005-04-18
Line count: 5
Word count: 20

Gently, as you lived
Language: English  after the German (Deutsch) 
Gently, as you lived, 
have you died, 
too holy for sorrow! 
Let no eye shed tears 
for the spirit's heavenly homecoming.

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This text was added to the website: 2005-04-18
Line count: 5
Word count: 21