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The Lied, Art Song, and Choral Texts Archive

Dein Lied erklang, ich habe es gehört

Language: German

Dein Lied erklang, ich habe es gehört,
Wie durch die Rosen es zum Monde zog, 
Den Schmetterling, der bunt im Frühling flog,
Hast du zur frommen Biene dir bekehrt.
Zur Rose ist mein Drang,
Seit mir dein Lied erklang!
 
Dein Lied erklang, [die Nachtigallen klagen,]1
Ach, meiner Ruhe süßes Schwanenlied
dem Mond, der lauschend von dem Himmel sieht,
Der Sternen und den Rosen muß ichs klagen,
Wohin sie sich nun schwang,
Der dieses Lied erklang!

Dein Lied erklang, es war kein Ton vergebens,
Der ganze Frühling, der von Liebe haucht,
Hat, als du sangest, nieder sich getaucht,
Im sehnsuchtsvollen Strome meines Lebens,
Im Sonnenuntergang,
Als mir dein Lied erklang!



Translation(s): ENG CAT FRE
R. Leibowitz sets stanza 3

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1 in another version by Brentano: "die Nacht hat's hingetragen"

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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, and transliterations (if applicable):
    * ENG English (John Glenn Paton) , "When your song rang out to me", copyright © 2002, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
    * CAT Catalan (Salvador Pila) , "La teva cançó sonà", copyright © 2013, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
    * FRE French (Pierre Mathé) , "Ton chant a retentit, je l'ai entendu", copyright © 2013, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

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