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O Jugendlust, o Jugendglück

Language: German (Deutsch)

O Jugendlust, o Jugendglück,
wie seid Ihr doch so weit;
und nimmer kehrest du zurück,
du sel'ge, gold'ne Zeit.

O Mutterauge, treu und lieb,
geschlossen bis auch du,
den Traum der Liebe der mir blieb,
deckt längst der Rasen zu.

Das glückes Strahl erschienen kaum,
Verlosch, ein falscher Schein;
dahin der letzte, schöne Traum;
treu blieb die Sorg' allein.

Doch blick ich auf zum Himmelzeit,
da strahlt ein Sternelein,
das freunlich winkt aus ferner Welt:
komm! hier wirst du glücklich sein!



Translation(s): ENG DUT

Submitted by Hanne-Joost Peeters

Authorship

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 [singable] (Helen D. Tretbar) , title 1: "O Joy of Youth!"
    * DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Jos. Van de Vijver) , title 1: "O jongheidsvreugd! O jonkheidheil!"

Text added to the website: 2009-02-15.

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O jongheidsvreugd! O jonkheidheil!

Language: Dutch (Nederlands)

O jonkheidsvreugd, of heil zoo vlug!
Wat zij gij toch al wijd;
En nimmermeer keert gij terug,
O zaalge, gouden tijd!

O moederoog vol liefdegloed,
U naakt geen sprankel licht,
De liefdedroom voor mij zoo zoet,
Dekt lang de zode dicht.

De straal van 't licht, de pas verscheen,
Vervloog als valsche schijn;
De laatste schoone droom verdween:
Mij blijven leed en pijn!

Doch als ik 't oogen ten hemel wend,
Dan straalt een sterrekijn.
Dat wenkt uit oorden onbekend:
Kom! hier zult gij heilrijk zijn!



From the Van der Stucken score

Submitted by Hanne-Joost Peeters

Authorship

Based on

Musical settings (art songs, Lieder, mélodies, (etc.), choral pieces, and other vocal works set to this text), listed by composer (not necessarily exhaustive)

    [ None yet in the database ]


Text added to the website: 2009-02-15.