by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749 - 1832)

Zum Sehen geboren
Language: German (Deutsch) 
Available translation(s): DUT ENG FRE ITA
Zum Sehen geboren,
Zum Schauen bestellt,
Dem Turme geschworen
Gefällt mir die Welt.
Ich blick' in die Ferne,
Ich seh' in der Näh'
Den Mond und die Sterne,
Den Wald und das Reh.

So seh' ich in allen
Die ewige Zier,
Und wie mir's gefallen,
Gefall' ich auch mir.
Ihr glücklichen Augen,
Was je ihr gesehn,
Es sei, was es wolle,
Es war doch so schön!

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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):

  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , "Voor turen geboren", copyright © 2013, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Emily Ezust) , "Born to watch", copyright ©
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , "Chant de Lyncée, le veilleur", copyright © 2013, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Amelia Maria Imbarrato) , "Linceo della torre", copyright © 2006, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


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