Translation © by Emily Ezust

Leucht't heller denn die Sonne
Language: German (Deutsch) 
Available translation(s): CAT DUT ENG FRE
Leucht't heller [denn]1 die Sonne,
Ihr beiden Äugelein!
Bei dir ist Freud' und Wonne,
Du zartes Jungfräulein,
Du bist mein Augenschein,
Wär ich bei dir allein,
Kein Leid sollt mich anfechten,
Wollt allzeit fröhlich sein!

Dein Reiz ist aus der Maßen
Gleichwie der Blumen Art;
Wenn du gehst auf der Straßen,
Gar oft ich deiner wart,
Ob ich gleich lang muß stehn
Im Regen, Sturm und Schnee,
Kein Müh soll mich verdrießen,
Wenn ich dich, Herzlieb, seh.

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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) , copyright © 2023, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , copyright © 2017, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Emily Ezust) , "You beamed brighter than the sun", copyright ©
  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , "Votre lumière est plus claire que le soleil", copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

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This text was added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.
Line count: 16
Word count: 77

You beamed brighter than the sun
Language: English  after the German (Deutsch) 
 You beamed brighter than the sun,
 both of you darling eyes!
 With you is joy and bliss,
 You gentle young maiden.
 You are the light in my eyes!
 If I were alone with you,
 no sorrow could trouble me,
 and I would be forever happy!
 Your charm is beyond measure
 just as that of the flower.
 When you walk down the street,
 I often wait for you,
 no matter how long I must stand,
 in rain, storm or snow;
 no trouble could irritate me,
 if I could only see you, my sweetheart.


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This text was added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.
Line count: 16
Word count: 93