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Ein Punkt nur ist der Mensch in diesem...

Language: German (Deutsch)

Ein Punkt nur ist der Mensch in [diesem]1 Weltgebäude;
Doch oft auch eine Sonn' im eigenen System,
Ein reicher Mittelpunkt, aus dem
Sich Wärm' und Licht und Freude 
Beseligend auf das ergießt,
Womit er in Verbindung ist.

Spendou! so hall's in unserem Verein,
Spendou! so dank' ihm jeder Witwe Ruf,
Spendou! Spendou! [war]2 dieser Sonnenschein,
Als er das Institut der Witwen schuf.

Translation(s): ENG FRE

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1 Schubert, first edition: "unsrem"
2 Schubert, first edition: "ward"

Submitted by Malcolm Wren [Guest Editor] and Peter Rastl [Guest Editor]


Musical settings (art songs, Lieder, mélodies, (etc.), choral pieces, and other vocal works set to this text), listed by composer (not necessarily exhaustive)

Available translations, adaptations or excerpts, and transliterations (if applicable):

  • ENG English (Malcolm Wren) , copyright © 2017, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , "Récitatif et chœur", copyright © 2017, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Text added to the website: 2017-10-16.
Last modified: 2017-10-28 07:28:54
Line count: 10
Word count: 62

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