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The evening star

Language: English after the German (Deutsch)

Gem of the crimson colour'd even,
Companion of retiring day.
Why at the closing gates of heaven
Beloved star, beloved star, dost thou delay?
So fair thy pensile beauty burns,
When soft the tear of twilight flows;
So due thy plighted step returns,
To chambers brighter than the rose.

Submitted by Bertram Kottmann


Based on
  • a text in German (Deutsch) by Friedrich Güll (1812 - 1879)
      • This text was set to music by the following composer(s): Friedrich Silcher, Wilhelm Taubert. Go to the text.

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  • Also set in German (Deutsch), original text by Friedrich Güll (1812 - 1879) , title unknown ENG by Wilhelm Taubert, Friedrich Silcher.

Text added to the website: 2004-12-29.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:02:11
Line count: 8
Word count: 49

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