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Um Mitternacht in ernster Stunde

Language: German (Deutsch)

Um Mitternacht in ernster Stunde,
Tönt oft ein wundersamer Klang:
'S ist wie aus liebem Muttermunde
Ein freundlich tröstender Gesang.
In süßen, unbelauschten Thränen
Löst er des Herzens bange Pein,
Und alles unmuthvolle Sehnen
Und allen Kummer wiegt er ein.
Als käm' der Mai des Lebens wieder,
Regt sich's im Herzen wunderbar:
Da quillen Töne, keimen Lieder,
Da wird die Seele jung und klar.
So tönt das stille Läuten
Doch ich versteh' die Weise nie,
Und nur mitunter möcht' ich's deuten
Als wär's der Kindheit Melodie.

Translation(s): FRE

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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)

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

  • FRE French (Français) (Jacques Jobard) , "À minuit", copyright © 2013, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Text added to the website: 2008-07-17 00:00:00.

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

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