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Zünde nur die Opferflamme

Language: German (Deutsch)

Zünde nur die Opferflamme
Immer höher, heller an;
Was an mir von Erden stamme,
Daß ich's ganz dir opfern kann!

Du ein Blitz aus Himmelslichte,
Glanz von reinerer Natur,
Strahl von Gottes Angesichte,
Und ich bin von Staube nur.

O wie kniet in tiefer Kleinheit
Meine Liebe neben dir,
Wie in hoher Engelsreinheit
Schwebst du lächelnd über mir.

Hebe mich auf deine Flügel,
Löse meinen dumpfen Traum,
Nimm mir ab die schweren Zügel,
Die mich niederziehn zum Raum.

Hauche doch die Sinnumdüstrung
Mir vom Seelenspiegel fort,
Brich mir doch die Wahnumflüstrung,
Brich sie durch dein klares Wort.

Ird'sches Feuer in den Adern,
In den Blicken trübe Glut,
In der Brust verworrnes Hadern -
Mache, daß der Aufruhr ruht!

Mache, daß mein Ich mir schwinde,
Das mich mit mir selbst entzweit,
Daß ich Gott und dich empfinde,
Und die Welt in Einigkeit.

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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)

Text added to the website: 2007-06-19 00:00:00.

Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:02:24

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Word count: 141

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