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Language: German (Deutsch) after the German (Deutsch)

     Schlaf, Kindlein, schlaf!
Still nur ein in guter Ruh,
Schließ die hellen Äuglein zu!
     Schlaf, Kindlein, schlaf!
Vöglein in dem Neste liegt,
Wird vom Winde sanft gewiegt.
     Schlaf, Kindlein, schlaf!
Häslein in dem Walde ruht
Schon in seinem Bettchen gut.
     Schlaf, Kindlein, schlaf!
Hinter’m Ofen lieget still
Kätzlein, weil es schlafen will.
     Schlaf, Kindlein, schlaf!
Schäflein liegt im Stall versteckt,
Hat gar warm sich zugedeckt.
     Schlaf, Kindlein, schlaf!
Täubchen sitzt im Taubenschlag,
Schläft so viel es schlafen mag.
     Schlaf, Kindlein, schlaf!
Hühnchen schläft im Hühnerhaus,
In dem dunkeln Loch die Maus!
     Schlaf, Kindlein, schlaf!
Hündlein schlummert still und gut,
Das sonst immer bellen tut.
     Schlaf, Kindlein, schlaf!
Alles macht die Äuglein zu,--
Und schläft ein in guter Ruh.
     Schlaf, Kindlein, schlaf!
Alles schläft, nur Gott hält Wacht
Über uns bei Tag und Nacht!
     Schlaf, Kindlein, schlaf!

Submitted by Sharon Krebs [Guest Editor]

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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: 2016-04-13.
Last modified: 2016-04-13 13:14:20
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