Translation © by Ferdinando Albeggiani

Liebe ist ein süßes Licht
Language: German (Deutsch) 
Available translation(s): CAT DUT FRE ITA SPA
Männliche Stimme.
  Liebe ist ein süßes Licht.
  Wie die Erde strebt zur Sonne,
  Und zu jenen hellen Sternen
  In den weiten blauen Fernen,
  Strebt das Herz nach Liebeswonne:
  Denn sie ist ein süßes Licht.

Weibliche Stimme.
  Sieh! wie hoch in stiller Feyer
  Droben helle Sterne funkeln:
  Von der Erde fliehn die dunkeln
  Schwermuthsvollen trüben Schleyer.
  Wehe mir! [doch]1 wie so trübe
  Fühl ich tief mich im Gemüthe,
  Das in Freuden sonst erblühte,
  Nun vereinsamt, ohne Liebe.

Beyde Stimmen.
  Liebe ist ein süßes Licht.
  Wie die Erde strebt zur Sonne,
  Und zu jenen hellen Sternen
  In den weiten blauen Fernen,
  Strebt das Herz nach Liebeswonne:
  [Denn sie]2 ist ein süßes Licht.

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Confirmed with Dramatische Dichtungen von Matthäus von Collin. Erster Band. Friedrich der Streitbare. - Der Cid. Pesth 1813, bey Konrad Adolph Hartleben, pages 95-96.

1 omitted by Schubert.
2 Schubert: "Liebe"

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  • Also set in English, a translation by Emily Ezust (b. 1972) , no title, copyright © 2017, (re)printed on this website with kind permission ; composed by Gary Bachlund.

Other available translations, adaptations or excerpts, and transliterations (if applicable):

  • CAT Catalan (Català) (Salvador Pila) , copyright © 2014, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , copyright © 2009, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Ferdinando Albeggiani) , copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • SPA Spanish (Español) (Lewis Grenville) , 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: 23
Word count: 110

Una luce dolce è amore
Language: Italian (Italiano)  after the German (Deutsch) 
Una luce dolce è amore.
Come la terra aspira al sole,
e a ogni stella che in cielo riluce,
nelle sue lontane distese azzurre,
così il cuore aspira alle gioie d'amore
perché una dolce luce è amore.


Guarda, come sospese nel silenzio solenne
brillano in alto, luminose, le stelle:
mentre da terra fuggono le brume
così pesanti minacciose e scure.
Ah! quanta tristezza provo
nel profondo dell'animo mio,
una volta di gioia rifiorivo
ora, senza amore, sono rimasto solo.


Una luce dolce è amore.
Come la terra aspira al sole,
e a ogni stella che in cielo riluce,
nelle sue lontane distese azzurre,
così il cuore aspira alle gioie d'amore
perché una dolce luce è amore.

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Translation of title "Licht und Liebe" = "Luce e amore"


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This text was added to the website: 2011-03-06
Line count: 20
Word count: 116