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Die Sterne schau'n in stiller Nacht

Language: German (Deutsch)

Die Sterne schau'n in stiller Nacht
Herab zur Lagerstätte,
Wo's blonde Mädchen sitzt und wacht,
An kranker Mutter Bette.
Was blickst du einsam zu uns auf?
Willst späh'n der rollenden Welten Lauf?

Ihr Sternlein, ach! versteht ihr nicht
Der Tochter bangen Kummer?
Daß nicht das treu'ste Auge bricht,
O schenkt ihm süßen Schlummer,
Ihr Sternlein all', hab' euch so gern!
Doch Mutterlieb' ist der schönste Stern.

Nur still, du weinend Mädchen, du!
Der Schlummer senkt sich nieder,
Ein holder Engel schließt ihr zu
Die müden Augenlider;
Schau' nur, wie sanft sie ruht im Bett!
Ja, wenn nicht der Mensch seine Engel hätt'!


Translation(s): DUT ENG

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Submitted by Emily Ezust [Administrator]

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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, and transliterations (if applicable):

  • ENG English (Emily Ezust) , title 1: "In the silent night, the stars are gazing down", copyright © 2017
  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , title 1: "De sterren zien in stille nacht", copyright © 2017, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


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