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An welcher Zelle kniet nun

Language: German (Deutsch)

An welcher [Zelle kniet]1 nun
Mein süsser Pilgerknab',
Ach wo! ach wo! in welchen Sand
Drückt er den Dornenstab?

Wo drückt sein rother Mund ein Kuß,
Aufs heilige Gewand,
Und welchen Bruder grüsset er
Mit seiner frommen Hand.

Ihr Engel singt ihm alle gar
Wo er im Schlummer ruht,
Den Rosenkranz in seiner Hand,
Die Muscheln auf dem Hut.

Ach süsses Aug, so fromm und rein,
So schwarz als Holderbeer!
Ach dürft ich seine Schwester sein,
So heilig sein wie Er!

Fremd ist die Welt mir weit und breit,
Irr' ich ohn' Rast und Ruh,
Klein ist die Welt, und mein und mein,
Wenn ich ihn finden thu.

J. Grimm sets stanzas 1, 3-5

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1 Faisst: "Stelle knien"; further changes may exist not shown above; Grimm : "Zelle knieet"

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Text added to the website: 2009-08-25 00:00:00.

Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:02:45

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