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Du warst in dieser götterlosen Zeit

Language: German (Deutsch)

Du warst in dieser götterlosen Zeit,
Wo trübe Träumer ohne Lichtgedanken
Wie leere Schiffe unterm Himmel schwanken,
Der Stern, der mich geführt hat und gefeit.

Die Spur, die du gegangen zu betreten,
Daß ich nicht irrte, war mein hohes Ziel.
Von irdischen Geschäften, Drang and Spiel
Trug mich empor das Glück dich anzubeten.

Wie nachts ein Segel steuernd heimatwärts
Der Leuchte zu die schweren Nebel spaltet
Und so gelenkt sich in den Hafen rettet,

Ging ich getrost, den Blick an dich gekettet,
Die Hände gläubig auf der Brust gefaltet,
Durch Flut und Dunkel an dein strahlend Herz.


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, and transliterations (if applicable):

  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , title 1: "En ces temps désertés des dieux", copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


Text added to the website: 2008-02-01.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:02:06
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Word count: 97

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