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Wie der Hirte fette Triften

Language: German (Deutsch)

Wie der Hirte fette Triften
Und der Jäger Busch und Thal,
Wie der Fischer klare Bäche
Und der Pilger Mondestrahl, 
So, mein heißgeliebtes Leben,
Die mir Muth und Trost gegeben,
Also such' ich Dich allein! 

Wie Gefangne nach der Freiheit,
Kranke nach dem linden Tod,
Krieger nach der Schlachttrompete,
Irre nach dem Morgenroth,
So, du Sonne meiner Sterne,
Schmacht' ich noch in weiter Ferne,
Nur nach Dir, nach Dir allein! 

Wie der Bauherr seinem Felsen
Und der Meister seiner Kunst,
Wie der Fechter blanker Wehre,
Und der Reiche Glückes Gunst,
So, wenn wilde Stürme wehen,
Trau' ich bis zum Wiedersehen
Doch auf Deinen Schwur allein! 

About the headline (FAQ)

Confirmed with Penelope: Taschenbuch für das Jahr 1832, 21r. Jahrgang, Leipzig: J. C. Hinrichs'sche Buchhandlung. Page 362.

Submitted by Melanie Trumbull


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