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Schweb empor am Himmel

Language: German (Deutsch)

[Schweb]1 empor am Himmel,
Schöner Abendstern!
Sieht im Glanzgewimmel
Jeder dich ja gern.

Gehn sie auf, gehn nieder
Sie am Himmelsrand,
Keinen deiner Brüder
Schmückt ein solch Gewand.

Ihr's scheint an den Kanten
Leicht mit Gold beklebt,
Dein's aus Diamanten
Durch und durch gewebt.

Steht auch dir zur Seiten
Oft des Mondes Pracht,
Strahlst du doch bei Weiten
Hehrer durch die Nacht.

Ihm leiht fremde Helle
Seinen Perlenglanz,
Voll aus eigner Quelle
Strömt dein Sonnenglanz.

Schweb empor am Himmel,
Schöner Abendstern!
Sieht im Glanzgewimmel
Jeder dich ja gern.


Translation(s): DUT ENG FRE POR

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R. Schumann sets stanzas 1, 2, 6

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Submitted by Emily Ezust [Administrator]

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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) , "Aan de avondster", copyright © 2013, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Sharon Krebs) , "To the evening star", copyright © 2010, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Fran├žais) (Guy Laffaille) , "À l'étoile du soir", copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • POR Portuguese (Portugu├¬s) (Margarida Moreno) , "Estrela da tarde", copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


Text added to the website: 2007-01-23.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:02:09
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Word count: 88

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