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Im Frühling

Set by Franz (Friedrich) von Holstein (1826 - 1878), "Im Frühling", op. 26 no. 2, published 1871 [SATB chorus], Leipzig, Fritzsch [ sung text not yet checked against a primary source]

Note: this setting is made up of several separate texts.

Tür' und Fenster hab' ich offen,
Neu zieh' in die Welt hinein
Altes Bangen, neues Hoffen,
Frühling, Frühling soll es sein!

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Note: this appears to be an adaptation of the third stanza of "Neue Liebe" (see below); further information will be added as we encounter it.

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Gestern stürmt's noch, und am Morgen 
Blühet schon das ganze Land -- 
Will auch nicht für morgen sorgen,
Alles steht in Gottes Hand.

Putz' dich nur in Gold und Seiden:
In dem Felde über Nacht 
Engel Gott's die Lilien kleiden, 
Schöner als du 's je gedacht.

Sonn' dich auf des Lebens Gipfeln: 
Ueber deinem stolzen Haus 
Singt der Vogel in den Wipfeln, 
Schwingt sich über dich hinaus! 

Vögel nicht, noch Blumen sorgen, 
Hat doch jedes sein Gewand -- 
Wie so fröhlich rauscht der Morgen! 
Alles steht in Gottes Hand.


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Confirmed with Joseph Freiherrn von Eichendorff, Gedichte, zweite vermehrte und veränderte Auflage, Berlin, W. Simion, p1843, age 391.

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