Translation © by Amelia Maria Imbarrato

Zu Augsburg steht ein hohes Haus
Language: German (Deutsch) 
Available translation(s): CAT CAT DUT ENG FRE ITA
Zu Augsburg steht ein hohes Haus,
Nah bei dem alten Dom,
Da tritt [am hellen]1 Morgen aus
Ein Mägdelein gar fromm;
Gesang erschallt, 
Zum Dome wallt
Die liebe Gestalt.

Dort vor [Mariä]2 heilig' Bild
Sie betend niederkniet,
Der Himmel hat ihr Herz erfüllt,
Und alle Weltlust flieht:
"O Jungfrau rein!
Laß mich allein
Dein eigen sein!"

Alsbald der Glocke dumpfer Klang
Die Betenden erweckt,
Das Mägdlein wallt die Hall' entlang,
Es weiß nicht, was es trägt;
Am Haupte ganz
Von Himmelsglanz
Einen Lilienkranz.

Mit Staunen schauen all' die Leut'
Dies Kränzlein licht im Haar,
Das Mägdlein aber wallt nicht weit,
Tritt vor den Hochaltar:
"Zur Nonne weiht
Mich arme Maid!
Stirb, Lieb' und Freud'!"

Gott, gib, daß dieses [Mägdelein]3
Ihr Kränzlein friedlich trag',
Es ist die Herzallerliebste mein,
Bleibt's bis zum jüngsten Tag.
Sie weiß es nicht,
Mein Herz zerbricht,
Stirb, Lieb' und Licht!

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1 Spohr: "an einem"
2 Schumann: "Marias"
3 Schumann: "Mägd'lein"

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

  • CAT Catalan (Català) (Salvador Pila) , "Moriu amor i joia!", copyright © 2014, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • CAT Catalan (Català) (Salvador Pila) , "Moriu amor i joia!", copyright © 2014, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , "Sterf, liefde, jij!", copyright © 2012, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Emily Ezust) , "In Augsburg stands a lofty house", copyright ©
  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Amelia Maria Imbarrato) , "Estinguiti, amore e gioia", copyright © 2006, (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 10:01:36
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Word count: 144

Estinguiti, amore e gioia
Language: Italian (Italiano)  after the German (Deutsch) 
Ad Augsburg c'è un'alta casa,
vicino al vecchio duomo,
di là uscì, un chiara mattina,
una fanciulla, tutta devota;
si sentiva un canto,
e verso il duomo andava
la cara figura.

Là, davanti all'immagine di Maria?
si inginocchiò pregando,
il cielo riempiva il suo cuore,
ogni gioia terrena era svanita:
"O Vergine purissima!
Fa' che io sia
soltanto tua!"

Appena il suono cupo delle campane
riscosse gli oranti,
la fanciulla attraversò la navata,
senza sapere che cosa portava:
sul suo capo, lucente
di splendore divino,
una ghirlanda di gigli.

Con stupore guardava tutta la gente
la ghirlandetta chiara alla sua chioma,
ma la fanciulla non andò lontano,
si fermò presso all'altare maggiore:
"Io monachella andrò,
me poverella!

Estinguiti, amore e gioia!"
Dio, concedi che questa fanciulla
porti in pace la sua ghirlanda.
Era la mia diletta,
lo rimarrà per sempre.
Lei non lo sa,
il mio cuore si è spezzato.
Estringuiti, amore e luce!

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Text added to the website: 2006-03-30 00:00:00
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:02:18
Line count: 35
Word count: 154