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Markt und Straßen steh'n verlassen

Language: German (Deutsch)

Markt und Straßen steh'n verlassen,
still erleuchtet jedes Haus;
sinnend geh ich durch die Gassen,
alles sieht so festlich aus.

An den Fenstern haben Frauen
buntes Spielzeug fromm geschmückt,
tausend Kindlein steh'n und schauen,
sind so wunderstill beglückt.

Und ich wandre aus den Mauern
bis hinaus ins freie Feld.
Hehres Glänzen, heilges Schauern,
wie so weit und still die Welt!

Sterne hoch die Kreise schlingen;
aus des Schnees Einsamkeit
steigt's wie wunderbares Singen.
O du gnadenreiche Zeit!


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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)


Text added to the website: 2004-04-03.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:02:04
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Word count: 77

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