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Ich denke oft ans große Meer

Language: German (Deutsch)

Ich denke oft ans [große]1 Meer
Und hab es nie geschaut;
Und hab ihm doch so lange schon
Mein kleines [Leid]2 vertraut!
Das macht: ich kenn es besser,
Als mancher Seemann wohl,
Wie man in seine Tiefe
mit Andacht schauen soll.

Und fern mir, wie die Meeresflut,
Geht deines Herzens Schlag,
Den innerlich in stiller Nacht
Ich lauschend hören mag!
Es ist dein Herz ein Spiegel
Von Erdduft überhaucht,
Darein Gott oft beschaulich
Und tief sein Auge taucht!

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1 Kleffel, Weingartner: "blaue" ; further changes may exist for the Weingartner setting, not shown above.
2 Kleffel: "Lied"

Submitted by Harry Joelson


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