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Now shines the sun on high

Language: English after the German (Deutsch)

Now shines the sun on high,
In the blue summer sky,
Beaming and bright;
Birds in the waving trees,
Chant their sweet melodies,
Filled with delight,
Filled with delight.

Plains now are deck'd with flow'rs,
Forest with shady bow'rs,
Meadows are green;
Softly the zephyr's breath
Blows o'er the shaggy heath,
All is serene,
All is serene.

Come to the woods away,
There let us dance and play,
Nature invites.
Let no distressing care,
Dark'ning our visage fair,
Mar our delights,
Mar our delights.

Submitted by Bertram Kottmann


Based on
  • a text in German (Deutsch) by Johann Wilhelm Hey (1789 - 1854)
      • This text was set to music by the following composer(s): Carl Attenhofer, Friedrich Silcher. Go to the text.

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Text added to the website: 2004-11-28.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:02:10
Line count: 21
Word count: 84

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