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Language: German (Deutsch)

Nun schlafen die Vöglein im Neste,
Nun schlummern die Blüthen am Strauch,
Und unter dem Himmel die Weste,
Horch, horch! sie ruhen nun auch.

Nur droben, da wachen die Sterne
Und singen ihr ewiges Lied,
Das, hallend [aus]1 endloser Ferne,
Leis über die Erde noch zieht.

Und der da von Anbeginn lenket
Das ganze [schimmernde]2 Heer,
Auch deiner liebend gedenket,
Du giltst ihm ja noch viel mehr.

Der segnet die Vöglein und Blüthen,
Und leitet der Winde Hauch,
Der wird auch dich wohl behüten,
So [ruh' im]3 Frieden nun auch!

Translation(s): ENG

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Confirmed with Liederbuch von Friedrich Oser, 1842-1874, mit einem biographischen Verzeichnis der Componisten, Basel: Benno Schwabe, Verlagsbuchhandlung, 1875, pages 105-106

1 Kienzl: "in"
2 Kienzl: "schlummernde"
3 Kienzl: "ruhe in"

Submitted by John Versmoren and Sharon Krebs [Guest Editor]


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  • ENG English (Sharon Krebs) , title 1: "Evening song", copyright © 2017, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

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