by Thomas Moore (1779 - 1852)
Translation by (Gustav) Emil Barthel (1835 - 1906)

Those evening bells
Language: English 
Those evening bells! Those evening bells!
[How]1 many a tale their music tells
of youth, and home and that sweet time,
When last I heard their soothing chime.

Those joyous hours are past away,
And many a heart that then was gay
Within the tomb now darkly dwells
And hears no more these evening bells.

And so 'twill be when [I am]1 gone;
That tuneful peal will still ring on
while other bards [will]2 walk these dells,
and sing your praise, sweet evening bells.

C. Ives sets stanzas 1, 3

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1 Ives: "I'm"
2 Ives: "shall"

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Beim Abendgang der Glockenklang
Language: German (Deutsch)  after the English 
Beim Abendgang der Glockenklang
Ertönt so süß wie Wundersang
Von Jugendglück im Vaterhaus;
Bei Glockenklang zog einst ich aus.

Die schöne Zeit ist längst vorbei;
Manch Herze brach im Lebensmai,
Ruht tief im Grab und hört schon lang,
Schon lang nicht mehr der Glocken Klang.

Und so Wilds sein, wenn ich einst todt:
Die Glocke tönt um's Abendrot,
Nur Andre ziehn das Thal entlang
Und preisen laut der Glocken Klang. 

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Text added to the website: 2010-03-01 00:00:00
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:03:35
Line count: 12
Word count: 70