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Durch hohe Kirchenfenster

Language: German (Deutsch)

Durch hohe Kirchenfenster flutet hell und klar
Das Sonnenlicht,
Ein Strahl umflimmert golden meiner Liebsten Haar
Und Angesicht.

Sie selber hält in frommer Andacht tief gesenkt,
Das junge Haupt;
Ob ihr der Himmel gnädig wohl den Frieden schenkt,
Den sie mir raubt?


Translation(s): ENG

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Submitted by Sharon Krebs [Guest Editor]

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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 (Sharon Krebs) , "Through high church windows", copyright © 2019, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


Text added to the website: 2019-04-30 00:00:00.

Last modified: 2019-04-30 04:06:11

Line count: 8
Word count: 42

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Through high church windows

Language: English after the German (Deutsch)

Through high church windows sunlight floods
Brightly and clearly,
Golden, a sunbeam flickers about the hair of my beloved
And about her face.

She herself holds her young head deeply bowed
In pious worship,
I wonder if Heaven shall mercifully grant her the peace
That she steals from me?


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Based on
  • a text in German (Deutsch) by Helene Tiedemann (18?? - 1907), as Leon Vandersee
      • This text was set to music by the following composer(s): Berta Bock. Go to the text.

 

Text added to the website: 2019-05-11 00:00:00.

Last modified: 2019-05-11 03:10:00

Line count: 8
Word count: 49