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Es drohte mir ein Abgrund tief

Language: German (Deutsch)

Es drohte mir ein Abgrund tief:
Das Grübchen in Deinen Wangen;
Mir bangte sehr, doch winkt's und rief
So süß, so voll Verlangen -
Ich trat hinan, und schwindelnd tief
Stürzt' ich, und war gefangen!

Da drohte ein zweiter Abgrund tief:
Das Grübchen in Deinem Kinne;
Und wie es lockte, wie es rief,
Hinan mit bangem Sinne
Trat ich - und stürzte wieder tief,
Und liege noch jetzt darinne.

Und über dem Abgrund hört' ich jetzt
Den Quell der Liebe rauschen -
Ich durfte, von seiner Flut benetzt,
Seinem süßen Gemurmel lauschen;
Und möchte des Abgrunds Tiefen jetzt
Mit keiner Höhe vertauschen. 

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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)

Text added to the website: 2015-05-05 00:00:00.

Last modified: 2015-05-05 16:36:26

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Word count: 102

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