sometimes misattributed to Friedrich von Schiller (1759 - 1805) and by Friedrich Gustav Schilling (1766 - 1839)
Translation © by Amelia Maria Imbarrato

Daß du mein Auge wecktest zu diesem...
Language: German (Deutsch) 
Available translation(s): CAT DUT ENG FRE ITA
Daß du mein Auge wecktest zu diesem goldenen Lichte,
Daß mich dein Äther umfließt;
Daß ich zu deinem Äther
Hinauf einen Menschenblick richte,
Der ihn edler genießt;
Daß du einen unsterblichen Geist,
Der dich, Göttliche, denket und in die schlagende Brust,
Gütige, mir des Schmerzes wohlthät'ge Warnung 
Geschenket und die belohnende Lust;
Daß du des Geistes Gedanken,
Des Herzens Gefühle zu tönen
Mir ein Saitenspiel gabst,
Kränze des Ruhms und das buhlende Glück
Deinen stolzeren Söhnen,
Mir ein Saitenspiel gabst;
Daß dem trunkenen Sinn,
von hoher Begeist’rung beflügelt,
Schöner das Leben sich malt,
Schöner in der Dichtung
Krystall die Wahrheit sich spiegelt,
Heller die dämmernde strahlt:
Große Göttin, dafür soll, 
Bis die Parzen mich fodern,
Dieses Herzens Gefühl,
Zarter Kindlichkeit voll,
In dankbarem Strahle dir lodern,
Soll aus dem goldenen Spiel
Unerschöpflich dein Preis,
Erhabne Bildnerin, fließen,
Soll dieser denkende Geist
An dein mütterlich Herz
In reiner Umarmung sich schließen,
Bis der Tod sie zerreißt!

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1 Note: sometimes misattributed to Schiller, who published the poem in his journal Thalia

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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):

  • CAT Catalan (Català) (Salvador Pila) , copyright © 2019, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , copyright © 2019, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Linda Godry) , "Hymnus", copyright © 2005, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , "Hymne", copyright © 2013, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Amelia Maria Imbarrato) , "Inno", copyright © 2005, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


Research team for this text: Lau Kanen [Guest Editor] , Peter Schöne

This text was added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.
Line count: 33
Word count: 155

Inno
Language: Italian (Italiano)  after the German (Deutsch) 
Tu hai destato il mio occhio a questa luce d'oro,
il tuo etere mi circonda,
ed io volgo in alto al tuo etere
uno sguardo umano,
che lo gode in modo nobile;
tu mi hai dato uno spirito immortale,
che pensa a te, Divina, e nel petto palpitante, Benigna,
mi infondi il prezioso monito del dolore
e la gioia che ricompensa;
tu mi hai dato uno strumento
per dare suono al pensiero dello spirito,
ai sentimenti del cuore,
hai dato serti della gloria e fortuna propizia
ai tuoi figli più fieri,
a me hai dato uno strumento;
ai sensi ebbri,
alati da elevato incanto,
più bella si dipinge la vita,
più bella nel cristallo della poesia
si specchia la verità,
più chiaro splende nel crepuscolo:
grande dea, per questo deve,
fin che le Parche mi tengono in vita,
il sentimento di questo cuore,
pieno di tenerzza infantile,
in grato splendore ringraziarti,
deve dall'aureo gioco
la tua lode infinita,
sublime creatrice, scorrere,
deve questo memore spirito
al tuo cuore materno
in puro abbraccio stringersi,
fin che morte lo distrugga!

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This text was added to the website: 2005-10-18
Line count: 33
Word count: 178