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Über den Kirchhof bin ich gegangen

Language: German (Deutsch)

Über den Kirchhof bin ich gegangen,
Wie leise und heimlich die Vögel sangen,
Schüchtern knospten die Bäume.
Alles so zögernd, so bange verstohlen,
Ich hörte den Frühling Atem holen,
Schwer, wie durch traurige Träume.

Und Tod und Leben mischten gar leise
Ihre alte verwirrende Weise,
Da triebs, mit wildem Beben,
Ins feuchte Gras zu den alten Steinen
Mich nieder zu werfen, und wild zu weinen
Über das Sterben und Leben.

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)

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