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Language: Swedish (Svenska)

När kväll i själens himmel skymmer,
när livets sista stjärnljus rymmer
och själen vänder om på öde färden
och vill gå hem och har ej hem i världen...

O räddande försvar! o höga
och klara fäste i det svarta bruset:
o ljuva styrka uti ljuset,
heliga skönhet, av ditt öga!

Confirmed with Vilhelm Ekelund, Samlade dikter, Vol. 1, Under redaktion av Jonas Ellerström och med inledning av Katarina Frostenson, Stockholm: Atlantis, 2004, page 234.

Submitted by Garrett Medlock [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)

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