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Von zarter Lieb' der Lorbeer spricht

Language: German (Deutsch)

Von zarter Lieb' der Lorbeer spricht
Zur jungfraulichen Rose.
Sie birgt ihr glühend Angesicht
Im mütterlichen Moose;
Doch hört sie es mit sel'ger Lust,
Hebt langsam sich zur Sonne,
Sie öffnet ihm die treue Brust
Und duftet Lieb' und Wonne.
 
Du süße Ros', du edler Baum,
Mög't glücklich ihr beginnen,
Und möchte, wie ein Kindheitstraum,
Das Leben euch verrinnen!
Oft wird der Töne heil'ge Macht
Den Himmel euch erschließen,
Und naht sich eine bange Nacht,
Wird Liebe sie versüßen.


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Confirmed with Sammlung maurerischer Gesänge, herausgegeben von der Gr. National-Mutterloge zu den drei Weltkuglen, Berlin: im Selbstverlage, 1883, page 178


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Text added to the website: 2016-01-04.
Last modified: 2016-01-04 13:02:07
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The rose and the laurel tree

Language: English after the German (Deutsch)

Of love the manly laurel speaks
To the rose, a maiden blossom;
She hides the while her glowing cheeks
In her mother moss’s bosom.
Yet soon with joy she looks above,
And unto him unveileth
Her faithful heart, while bliss and love
In fragrance she exhaleth.
 
O noble tree! o lovely rose!
Your life dawn’s brightly beaming.
Oh, may it pass to peaceful close
Like happy childhood’s dreaming!
May music oft with holy pow'r
Unlock for you heav'ns treasures,
And if there comes an anxious hour,
Love sweeten it with pleasures.


Submitted by Sharon Krebs [Guest Editor]

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Based on
  • a text in German (Deutsch) by Friedrich Förster (1791 - 1868), no title
      • This text was set to music by the following composer(s): Eduard August Grell. Go to the text.

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Text added to the website: 2016-01-04.
Last modified: 2016-01-04 13:03:31
Line count: 16
Word count: 91