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Wie ist der Abend so traulich

Language: German (Deutsch)

Wie ist der Abend so traulich,
Wie lächelnd der Tag verschied;
Wie singen so herzlich erbaulich
Die Vöglein ihr Abendlied!

Die Blumen müssen wohl schweigen,
Kein Ton ist Blumen beschert,
Doch, stille Beter, neigen
Sie alle das Haupt zur Erd'.

Wohin ich gehe und schaue,
[Ist Abendandacht. Im Strom
Spiegelt sich auch der blaue
Prächtige Himmelsdom.]1

Und alles betet lebendig
Um eine selige Ruh,
Und alles mahnt mich inständig:
O Menschenkind, bete auch du!

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1 E. Zumsteeg: "Ist Abendandacht fromm. / Im Strome malt sich der blaue / Der herrliche Himmelsdom."

Submitted by Sharon Krebs [Guest Editor]


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: 2007-10-04 00:00:00.

Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:02:29

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Word count: 74

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