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An die Thräne

Language: German (Deutsch)

   Sei mir gegrüßt!
Himmlischer Thau! in dem Auge der Freude;
Nahe dich lieblich im glänzenden Kleide,
Lädle mir, Bote der Seele du!
Seligkeit zu.

   Sei mir gegrüßt!
Linderndes Öl im Sturme der Schmerzen,
Nahe dich tröstend dem wunden Herzen,
Bringe dem starren verzagenden Blick
Friede zurück!

   Sei mir gegrüßt!
Freundin der Sehnsucht!  Umnachtet und trübe
Schaute das Auge der ewigen Liebe
Auf des ruhenden Lieblings Grab
Klagend hinab.

   Sei mir gegrüßt!
Spiegel der himmlischen, ruhigen Bläue
In dem büßenden Auge der Reue!
Sinke hernieder an Altars Stein
Herrlich und rein.

   Sei mir gegrüßt!
Zeuge der Rührung im Auge des Helden!
Einst wird kommen der Tag und -- vergelten!
Trotzende Siegerin! jugendlich Blüh'n
Deck den Ruin!

Translation(s): ENG

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J. Lang sets stanza 2

Note: modernized spelling would change "Thräne" to "Träne", "Thau" to "Tau", etc.

Submitted by Sharon Krebs [Guest Editor]


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

  • ENG English (Sharon Krebs) , title 1: "To tears", copyright © 2006, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

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