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Wie liegt im Mondenlichte

Language: German (Deutsch)

Wie liegt im Mondenlichte
Begraben nun die Welt;
Wie selig ist der Friede,
Der sie umfangen hält! 

Die Winde müssen schweigen,
So sanft ist dieser Schein;
Sie säuseln nur und weben
Und schlafen endlich ein. 

Und was in Tagesgluten
Zur Blüte nicht erwacht,
Es öffnet seine Kelche
Und duftet in die Nacht. 

Wie bin ich solchen Friedens
Seit lange nicht gewohnt! 
Sei du in meinem Leben
Der liebevolle Mond!

Translation(s): FRE

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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):

  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , "La lumière de la lune", copyright © 2010, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

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