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Meine Lieder, meine Sänge

Language: German (Deutsch)

Meine Lieder, meine Sänge
Sind dem Augenblick geweiht,
Ihre Töne, ihre Klänge
Schwinden mit der flücht'gen Zeit.

Große Sänger sind geschieden
Die kein Mund jetzt mehr erwähnt;
O wie töricht, wenn hienieden
ich den Nachruhm mir ersehnt'!

Tönen meine kleinen Lieder,
Die ein fühlend Herz erschuf,
Nur in einem Herzen wieder,
Dann erfüllt ist ihr Beruf.

Ewig mögen sie verhallen,
Wenn die Leier mir entsinkt,
Und zu dunklen Grabeshallen
Mir der Todesengel winkt.

Translation(s): DUT

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Submitted by Thomas Jaenicke and Lau Kanen [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)

Available translations, adaptations or excerpts, and transliterations (if applicable):

  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , "Al mijn lied’ren en akkoorden", copyright © 2018, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Text added to the website: 2004-03-28 00:00:00.

Last modified: 2018-03-14 23:48:38

Line count: 16
Word count: 73

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