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Mächtiger, der du die Wipfel dir beugst

Language: German (Deutsch)

Mächtiger, der du die Wipfel dir beugst,
Brausend von Krone zu Krone entsteigst,
Wandle du Stürmender, wandle nur fort,
Reiß' mir den stürmenden Busen mit fort.

Wie das Gewölke, das donnernd entfliegt,
Dir auf der brausenden Schwinge sich wiegt,
Führe den Geist aus dem irdischen Haus
In die Unendlichkeit stürmend hinaus!

Trage mich hin, wo die bebende Welt,
Rings in Verwüstung und Trümmer zerschellt,
Über den Trümmern mit grausender Lust
Fühl' ich den Gott in der pochenden Brust.

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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)

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Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:01:48
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