by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749 - 1832)
Translation © by Richard Morris

Freudvoll/ Und leidvoll
Language: German (Deutsch) 
Available translation(s): CAT DUT ENG FRE
Freudvoll
Und leidvoll,
Gedankenvoll seyn;
[Langen]1
Und bangen
In schwebender Pein;
Himmelhoch jauchzend
Zum Tode betrübt;
Glücklich allein
Ist die Seele, die liebt.

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Confirmed with Goethe's Werke, Vollständige Ausgabe letzter Hand, Achter Band, Stuttgart und Tübingen, in der J.G.Cottaschen Buchhandlung, 1827, pages 231-232, and with Egmont. Trauerspiel von Goethe. Leipzig bei Georg Joachim Göschen 1788, page 97.

1 some editions (not endorsed by Goethe) have "Hangen"; this is also found in the settings by Liszt, and Rubinstein.

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) , copyright © 2016, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , "De liefde", copyright © 2008, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Richard Morris) , "Joyful and sorrowful", copyright ©, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English [singable] (Charles Fonteyn Manney) , "Joyful and woeful", first published 1911
  • ENG English [singable] (Constance Bache) (William Stigand, né Stigant) , "Clara's song"
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , "L'amour", copyright © 2010, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


Research team for this text: Richard Morris , Peter Rastl [Guest Editor]

Text added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.
Last modified: 2018-03-14 09:53:50
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Word count: 23

Joyful and sorrowful
Language: English  after the German (Deutsch) 
Joyful
And sorrowful,
Thoughtful;
Longing
And anxious
In constant anguish;
Skyhigh rejoicing
despairing to death;
Happy alone
Is the soul that loves.

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Text added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.
Last modified: 2015-09-12 14:09:36
Line count: 10
Word count: 22