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Du bist die Sonne, die nicht untergeht

Language: German (Deutsch)

Du bist die Sonne, die nicht untergeht;
Du bist der Mond, der stets am Himmel steht;
Du bist der Stern, der, wenn die andern dunkeln,
Noch überstrahlt den Tag mit seinem Funkeln;

Du bist das sonnenlose Morgenrot;
Ein heitrer Tag, den keine Nacht bedroht;
Der Freud und Hoffnung Widerschein auf Erden --
Das bist du mir, was kannst du mehr noch werden?

Translation(s): FRE

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Confirmed with Hoffmann's von Fallersleben Gesammelte Werke; Erster Band : Lyrische Gedichte: Dichterleben, Liebesleben, Berlin, F. Fontane, 1890, p. 279

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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, and transliterations (if applicable):

  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , title unknown, copyright © 2015, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Text added to the website: 2011-10-30.
Last modified: 2015-04-09 19:41:25
Line count: 8
Word count: 61

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Tu es le soleil qui jamais ne se couche

Language: French (Français) after the German (Deutsch)

Tu es le soleil qui jamais ne se couche ;
Tu es la lune qui toujours est dans le ciel ;
Tu es l'étoile qui, lorsque les autres s'assombrissent,
Surpasse encore le jour de l'éclat de ses rayons ;

Tu es la rose aurore sans soleil ;
Un jour serein qu'aucune nuit ne menace ;
Le reflet sur terre de la joie et de l'espérance –
C'est ce que tu es pour moi, que pourrais-tu devenir de plus ?

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Text added to the website: 2015-04-09.
Last modified: 2015-04-09 19:41:40
Line count: 8
Word count: 79