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Alles schläft! Nur silbern schallet

Language: German (Deutsch)

   Alles schläft! Nur silbern schallet
Marianens Stimme noch!
Gott! von welcher Regung wallet
Mein gepreßter Busen hoch!
Zwischen Wonn' und bangem Schmerz
Schwimmt mein liebekrankes Herz.
   Schwind, o [Erde! Laß]1 mich fliegen
Zu des Hochgelobten Thron;
Mich mit ihr im Staube liegen,
Seufzen mit in ihren Ton:
Gott, du hörst es, was sie fleht;
Acht' auch mit auf mein Gebet!
   Daß ich lang um sie mich quäle,
Ist der Holden unbewust;
Send', o Gott, der frommen Seele,
Lieb' und Mitleid in die Brust!
Wär' ihr nur mein Leid bekannt,
Wär' auch meine Qual verbannt. --
   Gott! ich seh den Himmel offen!
Freud und Leben winken mir!
Daß mein Herz darf wieder hoffen,
[Mariane, dank ich]2 Dir.
Sing, und zaubr', o Sängerin,
Ganz ins Paradies mich hin!

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Confirmed with Johann Martin Miller, Siegwart. Eine Klostergeschichte, Faksimiledruck nach der Ausgabe von 1776, mit einem Nachwort von Alain Faure, Zweiter Band, Stuttgart: J.B. Metzlersche Verlagsbuchhandlung, 1971, page 641

1 Türk: "Erd'! und laß "
2 Türk: "Dank ich Mariane,"

Submitted by Sharon Krebs [Guest Editor]


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Text added to the website: 2016-06-16.
Last modified: 2016-06-16 15:53:01
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Everything is sleeping! Only Mariane's...

Language: English after the German (Deutsch)

   Everything is sleeping!  Only Mariane's voice
Still rings out silverily!
God! what emotion makes
My oppressed bosom swell!
My love-sick heart is floating
Between rapture and anxious pain.
   Vanish, oh [Earth!]1  Let me fly
To the throne of the highly-praised One;
To lay myself in the dust with her,
To sigh along with her tone:
God, Thou hearest that for which she pleads;
Take note as well of my prayer!
   That I have long been in agonies because of her
Is unknown to the lovely one;
Send, oh God, love and sympathy
Into the breast of that pious soul,
If my suffering were only known to her,
My agonies would be banished as well. --
   God! I see the Heavens opened!
Joy and life beckon to me!
That my heart may again hope
Is thanks to you, Mariane.
Sing, oh singer, and waft me
Magically into Paradise completely!

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1 Türk: "Earth and let"


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