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Der Vollendete

Language: German (Deutsch)

Heil! dies ist die lezte Zähre
Die [der]1 Müden Aug' entfällt!
Schimmern seh' ich schon die Sphäre
Jener bessern Himmelswelt!

Leicht, wie Morgennebel schwinden,
Ist des Lebens Traum entflohn,
Paradiesespalmen winden
Engel für den Dulder schon!

Schweben auf die Stäte nieder
Wo er mit dem Tode ringt,
Singen Hallelujalieder
Bis die Erdenhülle sinkt;

Ha! mit deinem Staubgewimmel
Rollst, o Erde! du zurük!
Näher glänzt der offne Himmel
Schon des Ueberwinders Blik!

Harfen rauschen ihm Willkommen!
In der Lebensbäume Wehn,
Engel singen: Heil! dem Frommen,
Heil! dem Frühvollendeten!

Der empor, mit Adlerschnelle,
Zu des Lichtes Urquell stieg:
Tod! wo ist dein Stachel? Hölle!
Stolze Hölle! wo dein Sieg?

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Confirmed with Lieder von Friedrich Matthisson. Vermehrte Auflage. Dessau, 1783, pages 22-23.

1 probably misprint, should be "des"

Submitted by Peter Rastl [Guest Editor]


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Set in a modified version by Franz Peter Schubert.

Text added to the website: 2017-05-22T00:00:00.
Last modified: 2017-05-22T14:25:27
Line count: 24
Word count: 107

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