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Ave Maria

Language: German (Deutsch)

Leis sinkt der Dämm'rung Schleier
Auf Wiese, Feld und Wald.
Ein Glockenton erschallt,
Und ruft zur Abendfeier.
Ave, Maria!
Du reine Jungfrau sei gegrüßt.
Die uns der Liebe Leitstern ist,
Und uns des Himmels Glück erschließt.
Ave, Maria!

Der Liebe Stern im Abend
Erglimmt in mildem Schein,
Des müden Menschen Pein
Mit Ruhverheißung labend.
Ave, Maria!
Du Stern der Liebe hast erquickt
Das arme Herz, das Kummer drückt,
Weil's um sich her nur Nacht erblickt.
Ave, Maria! 

Das Licht ist jetzt geschieden,
Der Nachtgesang erklingt,
Und süßer Schlummer bringt
[Dem]1 Müden Ruh' und Frieden.
Ave, Maria!
Maria, Born des Friedens du,
Führ' gnädig uns dem Himmel zu,
Zur Ruh', zur ew'gen Ruh'.
Ave, Maria!

Translation(s): ENG

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J. Raff sets stanzas 1, 3

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1 Raff: "Den"

Submitted by 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)

Available translations, adaptations, and transliterations (if applicable):

  • ENG English [singable] (Anonymous/Unidentified Artist) , title 1: "Ave Maria"

Text added to the website: 2009-02-04.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:02:13
Line count: 27
Word count: 114

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