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Language: German (Deutsch)

  Wer hat doch alle Bäume nur
[So herrlich ausgeschmückt,]1
Und bunte Sträuße [drauf gesteckt,
Daß Alles sich entzückt? --]2
   Wer hat uns [doch so schnell gesandt]3
All diese Blütenpracht?--
Das hat der liebe Gott gethan
In einer Maiennacht!
   Da schickt Er seiner Engel Schar
Herab zu dieser Welt;
Die [huschen]4 durch den dürren Wald,
Durch Gärten und durch’s Feld,
   Und hauchen nur die Knospen an
So heimlich und so leis,--
Da springen alle Blüten auf,
Da grünet jedes Reiß!
   Und kommt am frühen Morgen dann
Der erste Sonnenstrahl,--
[Dann prangen in der Maienpracht]5
Die Bäume allzumal!
   Du lieber Gott, Du bist so gut,
Du hast das all gemacht:
O schicke Deine Engelein
Auch mir bei Tag und Nacht! --

K. Kern sets stanzas 1-5

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Confirmed with Kinder-Lieder von G. Ch. Dieffenbach, Mainz: Verlag von C.G. Kunze, 1854, page 34

1 Kern: "geschmückt so schön und reich"
2 Kern: "hingesteckt / auf jeden Ast und Zweig"
3 Kern: "freundlich doch geschickt"
4 Kern: "fliegen"
5 Kern: "so stehn in lichter Blütenpracht"

Submitted by Sharon Krebs [Guest Editor]


Musical settings (art songs, Lieder, mélodies, (etc.), choral pieces, and other vocal works set to this text), listed by composer (not necessarily exhaustive)

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