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Das Gärtlein dicht verschlossen

Language: German (Deutsch)

Das Gärtlein dicht verschlossen
Hältst wohl du, frommes Kind,
Da diese Heckensprossen
So eng verwachsen sind?

Doch blüht die Unschuld immer
Darin, soviel ich seh';
Sonst war es Lilienschimmer,
Nun ist es weisser Schnee!

Als hätt' der gnadenreichen
Maria reinste Hand
Im Sonnenschein zum Bleichen
Ihr Hemdlein ausgespannt.

Translation(s): ENG

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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 (John Glenn Paton) , title 1: "You really keep the garden", copyright © 2007, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Text added to the website: 2006-12-30.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:02:20
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Word count: 48

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