by Robert Reinick (1805 - 1852)
Translation Singable translation by Addie Funk

Wie ist doch die Erde so schön, so...
Language: German (Deutsch) 
Available translation(s): DUT ENG FRE
Wie ist doch die Erde so schön, so schön!
Das wissen die Vögelein;
Sie heben ihr leicht Gefieder,
Und singen so fröhliche Lieder
In den blauen Himmel hinein.

Wie ist doch die Erde so schön, so schön!
Das wissen die Flüss' und [die]1 Seen;
Sie malen im klaren Spiegel
Die Gärten und Städt' und Hügel,
Und die Wolken, die drüber gehn!

Und Sänger und Maler [wissen's]2,
Und es wissen's viel andere Leut'!
Und [wer es]3 nicht malt, der singt es,
Und wer's nicht singt, dem klingt es
[In dem Herzen]4 vor lauter Freud'!

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1 omitted by Blech, Brahms, Reger
2 Blech, Brahms, Reger: "wissen es"
3 Blech, Brahms, Reger: "wer's"
4 Blech, Brahms: "Im Herzen"

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

  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , "Joeché!", copyright © 2014, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Leonard J[ordan] Lehrman) , "How beautiful the earth is!", copyright © 1996, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English [singable] (Addie Funk) , "How lovely the earth"
  • ENG English [singable] (C. Hugo Laubach)
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , "Ô gué !", copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


Researcher for this text: Emily Ezust [Administrator]

Text added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:01:46
Line count: 15
Word count: 93

How lovely the earth
Language: English  after the German (Deutsch) 
How lovely the earth and so fair, so fair!
So birds know full well and love;
On pinions lightly winging,
Their carols so merrily singing
To the blue of heaven above.

How lovely the earth and so fair, so fair!
So rivers and lakes know well:
They paint therein without brushes
The gardens, the towns and bushes,
And the pearly clouds that above them sail.

How lovely the earth and so fair, so fair!
Singers and painters know full well,
And childen and all good men. 
To them who don't paint, it singeth,
To them who don't sing, it ringeth
In their hearts with full joy again.

From the Blech score.

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Researcher for this text: Sharon Krebs [Guest Editor]

Text added to the website: 2008-06-29 00:00:00
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:02:45
Line count: 16
Word count: 107