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An die Natur

by Franz Schubert

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An die Natur
German source: Stolberg-Stolberg, Graf zu

Süsse, heilige Natur,
Lass mich geh’n auf deiner Spur,
Leite mich an deiner Hand,
Wie ein Kind am Gängelband!

Wenn ich dann ermüdet bin, Sink’
ich dir am Busen hin,
Atme süsse Himmelslust
Hangend an der Mutterbrust.

Ach! wie wohl ist mir bei dir!
Will dich lieben für und für;
Lass mich geh’n auf deiner Spur,
Süsse, heilige Natur!

To Nature
English translation © Richard Wigmore

Sweet, holy nature,
let me walk upon your pathway,
lead me by the hand,
like a child on the reins!

Then, when I am weary,
I shall sink down on your breast,
and breathe the sweet joys of heaven
suckling at your maternal breast.

Ah, how happy I am to be with
you! I shall love you for ever;
let me walk upon your pathway,
sweet, holy nature!

An die Natur
German source: Stolberg-Stolberg, Graf zu

To Nature
English source: Richard Wigmore

Süsse, heilige Natur,
Sweet, holy nature,
Lass mich geh’n auf deiner Spur,
let me walk upon your pathway,
Leite mich an deiner Hand,
lead me by the hand,
Wie ein Kind am Gängelband!
like a child on the reins!

Wenn ich dann ermüdet bin, Sink’
Then, when I am weary,
ich dir am Busen hin,
I shall sink down on your breast,
Atme süsse Himmelslust
and breathe the sweet joys of heaven
Hangend an der Mutterbrust.
suckling at your maternal breast.

Ach! wie wohl ist mir bei dir!
Ah, how happy I am to be with
Will dich lieben für und für;
you! I shall love you for ever;
Lass mich geh’n auf deiner Spur,
let me walk upon your pathway,
Süsse, heilige Natur!
sweet, holy nature!

Composer

Franz Schubert

Franz Peter Schubert was an late Classical and early Romantic composer. He produced a vast oeuvre during his short life, composing more the 600 vocal works (largely Lieder), and well as several symphonies, operas, and a large body of piano music. He…

Poet

Stolberg-Stolberg, Graf zu

Friedrich Leopold Graf zu Stolberg-Stolberg, was a German poet, lawyer and translator born at Bramstedt in Holstein (then a part of Denmark). Friedrich Leopold belonged to a cadet branch of the Stolberg family. He was born the son of a Danish…

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