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Im Baum, du liebes Vöglein dort

Language: German (Deutsch)

Im Baum, du liebes Vöglein dort,
was ist dein Lied, dein Lied im Grund?
Dein kleines Lied ist Gotteswort,
dein kleiner Kehlkopf Gottes Mund.

'Ich singe' singt noch nicht aus dir,
es tönt die ewige Schöpfermacht
noch ungetrübt in reiner Pracht
in dir, du kleine süße Zier.

Confirmed with Christian Morgenstern, Wir fanden einen Pfad. Gedichte, München: R. Piper & Co Verlag, 1966, page 65

Submitted by Emily Ezust [Administrator] and Sharon Krebs [Guest Editor]


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: 2004-11-30.
Last modified: 2016-09-29 20:51:48
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