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Seht, wie die Sonne dort sinket

Language: German (Deutsch)

Seht, wie die Sonne dort sinket 
Drüben am Himmelsgezelt! 
Seht wie der Abendstern blinket
Frieden und Ruh' in die Welt! 
Helle hallet die Glocke, 
Sie läutet zur Ruh'.
O läute, du Glöcklein, --
O läute nur zu! 
Läute, du Glöcklein, nur zu! 
O läute zur stillen Ruh'.

Und wie der Klang nun verklinget, 
Wird auch verhallen dein Schmerz:
Kommt doch ein Abend und bringet
Frieden auch dir, o mein Herz! 
O mein sehnendes Herz du, 
O schlag immerzu! 
Mein klopfendes Herz du, 
Bald schweigest auch du,
Bald ja gelangest auch du,
Du, du auch zur stillen Ruh'.

About the headline (FAQ)

Confirmed with Hoffmann von Fallersleben, Erster Teil, Lyrische Gedichte, ed. by Augusta Weldler-Steinberg, Berlin / Leipzig / Wien / Stuttgart, Deutsches Verlagshaus Bong & Co., 1845, pages 104-105.

Submitted by Emily Ezust [Administrator]


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