by Nikolaus Lenau (1802 - 1850)

Du geleitest mich durchs Leben
Language: German (Deutsch) 
Available translation(s): FRE FRE
Du geleitest mich durchs Leben,
Sinnende Melancholie!
Mag mein Stern sich strahlend heben,
Mag er sinken - weichest nie!

Führst mich oft in Felsenklüfte,
Wo der Adler einsam haust,
Tannen starren in die Lüfte
Und der Waldstrom donnernd braust.

Meiner Toten dann gedenk ich,
Wild hervor die Träne bricht,
Und an deinen Busen senk ich
Mein umnachtet Angesicht.

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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):

  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , "À la mélancolie", copyright © 2009, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , "La mélancolie", copyright © 2012, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


Researcher for this text: Sharon Krebs [Guest Editor]

This text was added to the website: 2008-07-20
Line count: 12
Word count: 58