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Sanft wehn, im Hauch der Abendluft

Language: German (Deutsch)

Sanft wehn, im Hauch der Abendluft,
Die Frühlingshalm' auf deiner Gruft,
  Wo Sehnsuchtsthränen fallen.
Nie soll, bis uns der Tod befreit,
Die Wolke der Vergessenheit
  Dein holdes Bild umwallen.

Wohl dir, obgleich entknospet kaum,
Von Erdenlust und Sinnentraum,
  Von Schmerz und Wahn geschieden!
Du schläfst in Ruh'; wir wanken irr
Und unstätbang' im Weltgewirr
  Und haben selten Frieden.

Translation(s): CAT DUT ENG FRE

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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)

Available translations, adaptations or excerpts, and transliterations (if applicable):

  • CAT Catalan (Català) (Salvador Pila) , copyright © 2017, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , "Grafkrans voor een kind", copyright © 2009, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Sharon Krebs) , copyright © 2013, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , "Couronne mortuaire pour un enfant", copyright © 2012, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

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