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Ich weiß es nicht, warum die Blume blüht

Language: German (Deutsch)

Ich weiß es nicht, warum die Blume blüht,
Ich weiß, sie muß erblühn und Düfte spenden; 
Ich weiß es nicht, warum der Stern entglüht,
Ich weiß es nur,  er muß die Strahle senden. 

Ich weiß es nicht, warum die Welle fließt, 
Ich weiß es nur, sie muß und darf nicht weilen,
Warum der Strom sich in das Meer ergießt,
Ich weiß es nicht, er muß zum Meer enteilen.  

Ich weiß es nicht, warum so nah als fern
Dein Bild so treu im Herzen mir geblieben; 
Vergebens fragst du Blume, Welle, Stern,
So weiß auch ich allein, ich muß dich lieben. 


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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)


Text added to the website: 2018-07-04 00:00:00.

Last modified: 2018-07-04 16:14:23

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