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Sängers Genesung

Language: German (Deutsch)

War eine Harfe golden geschmückt mit zartem Band,
die hing wohl in der Halle gar traurig an der Wand;
hatt' freudig einst gerauschet, getönt manch lie-ben Sang,
hat alles rings gelauschet, wenn sie so hold erklang.

Und wer da kommt und gehet, der frägt mit trü-bem Sinn,
wo ist, du goldne Harfe, dein lieblich Tönen hin?
Da wehet durch die Hallen der Abendwind so mild;
ein wunderleises Schallen drob aus den Saiten quillt.

Und wie die Töne säuseln und in einander wehn,
so ist's, als sollt ihr Klagen ein kundig Ohr verstehn.
"Wohl muß ich singen weilend, verstummet und verstimmt,
bis mich in Arm nicht heilend der hohe Meister nimmt."

Er höret's mit Erbarmen, tut seine Milde kund,
in hohen Meisters Armen die Harfe wird gesund.
Und wieder freudig rauschet und tönt manch heller Sang,
rings alles wieder lauschet, noch nie so hold sie klang.

Translation(s): ENG

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Submitted by John H. Campbell


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 H. Campbell) , title 1: "Singer's recovery", copyright ©, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

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