by Anonymous / Unidentified Author and sometimes misattributed to Ludwig Heinrich Christoph Hölty (1748 - 1776)
Translation © by Lau Kanen

Der Leidende
Language: German (Deutsch) 
Available translation(s): CAT DUT ENG FRE
Nimmer trag' ich länger
Dieser Leiden Last:
Nimm den müden Pilger
Bald hinauf zu dir.
Immer, immer enger
Wird's in meinem Busen,
Immer, immer trüber
Wird der Augen Blick.
Nimmer trag' ich länger
Dieser Leiden Last.

Öffne mir den Himmel,
Milder, güt'ger Gott!
Laß mich meine Schmerzen
Senken in das Grab!
Allzu viele Qualen
Wüten mir im Innern,
Hin ist jede Hoffnung,
Hin des Herzens Glut.
Öffne mir den Himmel,
Milder, güt'ger Gott!

Authorship

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) , "El sofrent", copyright © 2018, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , "De lijdende", copyright © 2009, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Emily Ezust) , "The sufferer", copyright ©
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , "Le malade", copyright © 2012, (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: 2017-05-09 09:49:32
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De lijdende
Language: Dutch (Nederlands)  after the German (Deutsch) 
Langer kan 'k niet dragen
Nog dit zwaar verdriet:
Neem de moede pelgrim
Spoedig bij u op.
Elk moment beklemder
Voel ik mij van binnen,
Elk moment meer droefheid
Ligt er in mijn blik.
Langer kan 'k niet dragen
Nog dit zwaar verdriet.
 
Open mij de hemel,
Milde, lieve God!
Laat mij mijn ellende
Storten in het graf!
Al te vele plagen
Woeden in mijn binnenst,
Weg is al mijn hopen,
Weg de gloed van 't hart.
Open mij de hemel,
Milde, lieve God!

Authorship

  • Singable translation from German (Deutsch) to Dutch (Nederlands) copyright © 2009 by Lau Kanen, (re)printed on this website with kind permission. To reprint and distribute this author's work for concert programs, CD booklets, etc., you may ask the copyright-holder(s) directly or ask us; we are authorized to grant permission on their behalf. Please provide the translator's name when contacting us.
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Text added to the website: 2009-07-23 00:00:00
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:03:18
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