by Anonymous / Unidentified Author

Klage
Language: German (Deutsch) 
Available translation(s): CAT DUT ENG FRE
Trauer umfließt mein Leben,
Hoffnungslos mein Streben,
Stets in Gluth und Beben
Schleicht mir hin das Leben.
O! nimmer trag ich's länger.

Leiden und Schmerzen wühlen
Mir in den Gefühlen,
Keine Lüfte kühlen
Banger Ahndung Fühlen.
O! nimmer trag ich's länger!

Nur ferner Tod kann heilen
Solcher Schmerzen Weilen,
Wo sich die Pforten theilen,
Werd' ich wieder heilen.
O! nimmer trag ich's länger.

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Note: Text confirmed with Schubert's autograph (clean copy), Vienna City Library, call number Mus.Hs.L14.Münze.2.


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) , "Plany", copyright © 2018, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , "Klaaglied", copyright © 2010, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Emily Ezust) , "Lament", copyright © 2008
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , "Plainte", copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


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

This text was added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.
Line count: 15
Word count: 63