by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749 - 1832)
Translation © by Lau Kanen

Ganymed
Language: German (Deutsch) 
Available translation(s): CAT DUT ENG FRE HEB ITA
Wie im Morgenglanze
Du rings mich anglühst,
Frühling, Geliebter!
Mit tausendfacher Liebeswonne
Sich an mein [Herz]1 drängt
Deiner ewigen Wärme
Heilig Gefühl,
Unendliche Schöne!

Daß ich [diesen]2 fassen möcht'
In diesen Arm!

Ach an deinem Busen
Lieg' [ich,]3 schmachte,
Und deine Blumen, dein Gras
Drängen sich an mein Herz.
Du kühlst den brennenden
Durst meines Busens,
Lieblicher Morgenwind!
Ruft drein die Nachtigall
Liebend nach mir aus dem Nebelthal.
Ich komm', ich komme!
[Wohin? Ach]4, wohin?

[Hinauf! Hinauf strebt's.]5
Es schweben die Wolken
Abwärts, die Wolken
Neigen sich der sehnenden Liebe.
Mir! Mir!
In [euerm]6 Schoße
Aufwärts!
Umfangend umfangen!
Aufwärts an deinen Busen,
Alliebender Vater!

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Confirmed with Goethe's Werke. Vollständige Ausgabe letzter Hand. Zweyter Band. Stuttgart und Tübingen, in der J.G.Cotta'schen Buchhandlung. 1827, pages 82-83; and with Goethe's Schriften, Achter Band, Leipzig, bey Georg Joachim Göschen, 1789, pages 210-211.

1 Schubert: "Herze"
2 Goethe (1789 and 1806 editions), and Schubert: "dich"
3 Schubert: "ich und"
4 Schubert: "Ach wohin"
5 Schubert: "Hinauf strebt's, hinauf!"
6 Schubert: "eurem"

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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) , "Ganimedes", copyright © 2016, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , "Ganymedes", copyright © 2006, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Emily Ezust) , "Ganymede", copyright ©
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , "Ganymède", copyright © 2018, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • HEB Hebrew (עברית) (Max Mader) , "גנימדס", copyright © 2014, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Amelia Maria Imbarrato) , "Ganimede", copyright © 2008, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


Research team for this text: Richard Morris , Peter Rastl [Guest Editor]

Text added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.
Last modified: 2018-02-27 12:11:25
Line count: 31
Word count: 104

Ganymedes
Language: Dutch (Nederlands)  after the German (Deutsch) 
Hoe in 't morgenzonlicht
Jij alom mij toestraalt,
Lente, Geliefde!
Met duizendvoud'ge liefdegolven
Dringt in mijn hart naar binnen
Van jouw eeuwige warmte
't Heil'ge gevoel,
Oneindige Schone!

Kon ik omvatten jou
Met deze arm!

Ach, dicht aan jouw boezem
Lig ik en hunker,
En al jouw bloemen, jouw gras
Persen zich aan mijn hart.
Jij koelt de brandende
Dorst in mijn binnenst,
Lieflijke morgenwind!
Daar roept de nachtegaal
Flemend naar mij uit het neveldal.

Ik kom, ik kom al!
[Ach]1 Waarheen, ach, waarheen?

Omhoog [wil 'k, omhoog]1!
De wolken, zij zweven
Neerwaarts, de wolken
Nijgen naar de smachtende liefde.
Hier! Hier!
Op jullie vleugels
Opwaarts!
Omstreng'lend omstrengeld!
Opwaarts, omhoog naar jouw boezem,
Alminnende vader!

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Text added to the website: 2006-05-16 00:00:00
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