Translation © by Emily Ezust

Die Gletscher leuchten
Language: German (Deutsch) 
Available translation(s): ENG
Die Gletscher leuchten 
Im Mondenlicht, 
Und Thränen feuchten 
Mein Angesicht.
Die Stürme sausen,
Die Möven schrein,
Die Wogen brausen,
Ich denke dein!

Das Land entschwindet 
Schon fern dem Blick,
Doch zu dir findet 
Mein Herz zurück;
Ich will ihm Schwingen
Des Liedes leihn,
Es soll dir singen: 
Ich denke dein!

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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)

Settings in other languages, adaptations, or excerpts:

  • Also set in French (Français), a translation by D. (F.?) Federman ENG ; composed by Mathilde, Baroness Willy de Rothschild.

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

  • ENG English (Emily Ezust) , "The glaciers shine", copyright © 2012

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Text added to the website: 2009-09-22 00:00:00
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:02:15
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Word count: 50

The glaciers shine
Language: English  after the German (Deutsch) 
The glaciers shine
In the moonlight
And tears wet
My face.
The storms bluster,
The sea-gulls cry,
The waves roar;
I think of you!

The land vanishes,
Already far from view,
But my heart finds
Its way back to you.
I will endow it
with the wings of Song;
It shall sing to you:
I think of you!


  • Translation from German (Deutsch) to English copyright © 2012 by Emily Ezust

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Text added to the website: 2012-11-16 00:00:00
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:05:05
Line count: 16
Word count: 58