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Language: German (Deutsch) after the Unknown Language

Ein neues Jahr ward uns geboren, 
quellend aus dem Mutterschoß der Ewigkeit.
Wer zaudernd seine Zeit verloren, 
gütig mahnt es ihn zu neuer Tätigkeit.

Wie hart das Schicksal oft gedroht
und Sorge drückte schwer so manches Herz,
ein Trost nun mischt sich in den Schmerz:
Bald wandelt sich in Glück die Not.

Geheimes Drängen will bedeuten:
Hoffe nun! Die Saat zu frohem Werk erwacht,
wenn alle Kirchenglocken läuten 
weihevollen Klanges durch die stille Nacht.

Gegrüßet sei, du Morgengrau'n,
das dämmernd aufsteigt aus dem Dunkel leis,
bald schmilzt die Sonn' des Winters Eis
und gibt uns neues Gottvertrau'n.

Submitted by Emily Ezust [Administrator]


Based on

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: 2016-12-11 00:00:00.

Last modified: 2016-12-11 16:56:27

Line count: 16
Word count: 97

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