Immer sich rein
Language: German (Deutsch) 
Available translation(s): ENG FRE ITA
Immer sich rein
Kindlich erfreu'n,
    Selig, wer's kann.
Jubeln und singen,
Hüpfen und springen,
    Selig, wer's kann.
Lachen und scherzen
Mit fröhlichem Herzen,
    Selig, wer's kann.
Sorgen [zerstreu'n]1,
Gerne [verzeih'n]2,
    Selig, wer's kann.
Menschen beglücken,
Welch' ein Entzücken!
    Selig, wer's kann.
Böses nicht messen
Und Vieles vergessen,
    Selig, wer's kann.

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Confirmed with W.H.C.R.A v. Ungern-Sternberg, Bühne, Kunst und Liebe, Berlin: bei G. Reimer, 1831, page 108.

1 Lang "zerstreuen"
2 Lang "verzeihen"


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):

  • ENG English (Sharon Krebs) , "Song", copyright © 2006, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , "Chant", copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Ferdinando Albeggiani) , "Canzone", copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Researcher for this text: Sharon Krebs [Guest Editor]

This text was added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.
Line count: 18
Word count: 50