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Language: German (Deutsch)

Sahst du ihn hernieder schweben
in der Morgenröthe Lichtgewand?
Palmen strahlten in des Engels Hand;
sein Berühren trennt des Geistes Leben
von der Erdenhülle schwerem Band.

Wem, o Engel, rufet dein Erscheinen?
Sag, wem gilt dein Flug so ernst und hehr?
Was erblick' ich! Aller Augen weinen,
ach, ihr Liebling ist nicht mehr!

Lächelnd schlief er ein, des Himmels Frieden
strahlt vom vielgeliebten Angesicht,
und die Mien', in der sein Geist hienieden
sich verklärt, verließ ihn sterbend nicht.

Translation(s): DUT

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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):

  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , "Treurzang", copyright © 2017, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Text added to the website: 2004-05-02.
Last modified: 2017-09-09 19:15:30
Line count: 13
Word count: 78

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