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Es schaut der Leuchtturm in die Nacht

Language: German (Deutsch)

Es schaut der Leuchtturm in die Nacht  
Mit klaren Augen hinaus.
Du armer Schiffer, der Sturm erwacht,
Nimm vor den Klippen dich in Acht,
Hier ist ein sicher Haus! 

Es schaut die Sehnsucht von dem Strand
Weit in des Lebens Meer.
Die Fackel ist längst angebrannt,
Hier, Schiffer, ist das Blumenland!  -- 
Doch kommt kein Schifflein her.

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Confirmed with Neueste Lieder-Sammlung geweiht den Freunde des Gesanges, München: in Commission von George Jacquet, 1840, page 19, with no author, and the title "Romance aus dem Trauerspiele: Der Leucht-Thurm"; and confirmed with Deutsche National-Litteratur: Historisch kritische Ausgabe, 151 Band: Das Schicksalsdrama, Berlin und Stuttgart: W. Spemann, 1884, page 477.

Submitted by Melanie Trumbull


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: 2018-07-06 00:00:00.

Last modified: 2018-07-06 09:58:59

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