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Ich ruh' nicht in den Nächten

Language: German (Deutsch)

Ich ruh' nicht in den Nächten,
Ich ruh' nicht an den Tagen;
Es treibt mich ohne Rasten,
Durch Berg und Thal zu jagen.

Da seh' ich schwarze Wolken
Wild durch die Lüste fliegen,
Da seh' ich die dunkeln Lande
Gespenstisch verworren liegen.

Da hör' ich der Vögel Lieder 
Schmerzlich und schreiend schallen,
Da seh' ich Trauerblumen
Von blühenden Bäumen fallen.

Und düstre Schattengestalten
Verfolgen mich durch die Räume,
Wahnsinnig machen den Kopf mir 
Verwilderte wüste Träume.

O könnt' ich noch einmal sehen 
Die tiesen frommen Augen,
Und Frieden Seligkeit, Segen 
Aus ihrem Himmel saugen!

About the headline (FAQ)

Confirmed with Dichtungen eines Rheinischen Poeten von Wolfgang Müller von Königswinter, Erster Band, Leipzig, F. A. Brockhaus, 1871, page 68

Submitted by Emily Ezust [Administrator]


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: 2015-04-30 00:00:00.

Last modified: 2015-05-04 12:43:54

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