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Nachtgesang

Language: German (Deutsch)

   So nah, so ferne,
So tief, so hell,
Erschließt ihr Sterne
Des Lebens Quell.
 
   Das Auge schließt sich,
Die Seele wacht,
Und Andacht gießt sich
Durch's All der Nacht.
 
   Des Lichts Gewimmel
Glüht Lust-durchweht,
Und Erd' und Himmel
Flammt Ein Gebet.
 
   War es der Nachhall von dem Liede?
War es der Nacht geweihter Friede?
Im Blättersäuseln ertönt Gesang,
Maisuna's Name in Licht erklang.


Translation(s): ENG

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Confirmed with Bilder des Orients von Heinrich Stieglitz, Erster Band, Leipzig, bei Carl Cnobloch, 1831, pages 78-79.


Submitted by John H. Campbell and 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, and transliterations (if applicable):

  • ENG English (John H. Campbell) , title 1: "Night song", copyright ©, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


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