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Der Bund

Language: German (Deutsch)

Im glühnden Weg, auf dunklem Roß, 
Zieht Turan mit dem sichern Geschoß; 
Da dringt vom Palmenhain hervor 
Ein dumpfes Stöhnen an sein Ohr.

Er sprengt zur Stätte. Benetzt von Blut 
Kämpft Jussuf mit der Hyäne Wuth; 
Die letzte Kraft der mächtigen Faust
Hält nieder das Thier, daß es schäumt und braust.

Wie hebt sich Turan auf hohem Roß! 
Wie trifft das Unthier sein scharf Geschoß! 
Noch einmal bäumt es sich mit Gewalt, 
Heult, daß es gellend in's Weite schallt.

Und Jussuf faßt des Retters Hand;
Der blickt in's Aug' ihm unverwandt,
Drückt fest die Lipp' an seinen Mund; 
Geschlossen ewig ist der Bund.

Confirmed with Bilder des Orients von Heinrich Stieglitz, Erster Band, Leipzig, bei C. Cnobloch, 1831, pages 3-4.

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: 2015-05-04 00:00:00.

Last modified: 2015-06-24 07:57:35

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