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The Lied, Art Song, and Choral Texts Archive

An die Geliebte

Language: German

Wenn ich, von deinem Anschaun tief gestillt,
Mich stumm an deinem heilgen Wert vergnüge,
Dann hör ich recht die leisen Atemzüge
Des Engels, welcher sich in dir verhüllt.

Und ein erstaunt, ein fragend Lächeln quillt
Auf meinem Mund, ob mich kein Traum betrüge,
Daß nun in dir, zu ewiger Genüge,
Mein kühnster Wunsch, mein einzger, sich erfüllt?

Von Tiefe dann zu Tiefen stürzt mein Sinn,
Ich höre aus der Gottheit nächtger Ferne
Die Quellen des Geschicks melodisch rauschen.

Betäubt kehr ich den Blick nach oben hin,
Zum Himmel auf - da lächeln alle Sterne;
Ich knie, ihrem Lichtgesang zu lauschen.



Translation(s): ENG FRE CAT ITA

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 (Emily Ezust) , "To the beloved", copyright ©
    * FRE French (Pierre Mathé) , "Profondément apaisé par ton apparition", copyright © 2009, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
    * CAT Catalan (Sílvia Pujalte Piñán) , "A l'estimada", copyright © 2013, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
    * ITA Italian (Ferdinando Albeggiani) , "All'amata", copyright © 2013, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Text added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.

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Profondément apaisé par ton apparition

Language: French

Profondément apaisé par ton apparition,
Silencieux, je jouis de ton caractère sacré,
J'entends alors bien la légère respiration
De l'ange qui s'abrite en toi.

Et un sourire étonné, interrogatif affleure
À mes lèvres : et si c'était un rêve trompeur,
Qu'en toi maintenant, pour un éternel plaisir,
Mon désir audacieux, unique, se réalise ?

Mes sens plongent de plus en plus profond,
Venant de la nuit lointaine des dieux,
J'entends bruire la source mélodieuse du destin.

Assourdi, mes yeux se tournent là-haut,
Vers le ciel -- là toutes les étoiles sourient,
Je m'agenouille, pour écouter leur chant de lumière.



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Authorship

    * Translation from German to French copyright © 2009 by Pierre Mathé, pmathe (AT) neuf (DOT) fr, (re)printed on this website with kind permission. Please contact the copyright-holder(s) when requesting permission to reprint and be sure to give proper credit.

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Text added to the website: 2009-09-15.