Translation © by Ferdinando Albeggiani

Die junge Nonne
Language: German (Deutsch) 
Available translation(s): CAT DUT ENG FRE ITA SPA
Wie braust durch die Wipfel der heulende Sturm!
Es klirren die Balken - es zittert das Haus!
Es rollet der Donner - es leuchtet der Blitz! -
Und finster die Nacht, wie das Grab! - - -
     Immerhin, immerhin!
So tobt' es [noch jüngst auch]1 in mir!
Es brauste das Leben, wie jetzo der Sturm!
Es bebten die Glieder, wie jetzo das Haus!
Es flammte die Liebe, wie jetzo der Blitz! -
Und finster die Brust, wie das Grab! -

Nun tobe du wilder, [gewaltiger]2 Sturm!
Im Herzen ist Friede, im Herzen ist Ruh! -
Des Bräutigams harret die liebende Braut,
  Gereinigt in prüfender Glut -
  Der ewigen Liebe getraut. -

Ich harre, mein Heiland, mit sehnendem Blick;
Komm, himmlischer Bräutigam! hole die Braut!
Erlöse die Seele von irdischer Haft! -
Horch! friedlich ertönet das Glöcklein [am]3 Thurm;
  Es lockt mich das süße Getön
  Allmächtig zu ewigen Höhn -
     »Alleluja!«

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Confirmed with Poetische Betrachtungen in freyen Stunden von Nicolaus. Mit einer Vorrede und einem einleitenden Gedichte begleitet von Friedrich von Schlegel. Wien. Gedruckt und im Verlage bey Carl Gerold. 1828, page 58.

Note: Schubert received Craigher's poem in handwritten form. Craigher issued it later in the book mentioned above.

1 Schubert: "auch jüngst noch"
2 Schubert: "gewalt'ger"
3 Schubert: "vom"

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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) , "La monja jove", copyright © 2018, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , "De jonge non", copyright © 2005, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Emily Ezust) , "The young nun", copyright ©
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , "La jeune nonne", copyright © 2008, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Ferdinando Albeggiani) , "La giovane monaca", copyright © 2008, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • SPA Spanish (Español) (Lewis Grenville) , "La joven monja", copyright © 2010, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


Research team for this text: Emily Ezust [Administrator] , Peter Rastl [Guest Editor]

Text added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.
Last modified: 2017-11-07 21:10:13
Line count: 22
Word count: 150

La giovane monaca
Language: Italian (Italiano)  after the German (Deutsch) 
Come, sopra gli alberi, urla e mugghia la tempesta!
Le travi gemono, e trema la casa!
E' un rombare di tuoni, un balenare di lampi,
e nera è la notte, come la tomba!
   E pure, e pure,
anche in me di recente una bufera infuriava,
la vita mugghiava, come ora la tempesta,
le membra tremavano, come ora la casa,
l'amore infiammava, come ora fa il lampo,
E nero era il cuore, come la tomba!

Scatenati pure, tempesta selvaggia,
ora ho pace nel cuore, e nell'animo calma,
la sposa devota attende lo sposo,
purificata dal fuoco amoroso,
sposa promessa all'amore eterno.

Ti aspetto, mio Salvatore! Con il desiderio negli occhi!
Reclama la sposa, o mio sposo celeste,
libera l'anima da ogni peso terrestre.
Ascolta! Dalla torre la campana  benigna rintocca!
Con il dolce suo suono irresistibilmente mi chiama
Verso altezze eterne.

Alleluja!

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Text added to the website: 2008-12-03 00:00:00
Last modified: 2017-11-07 21:11:28
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Word count: 141