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Wer an Engelsreiz sich will erbau'n

Language: German (Deutsch) after the Italian (Italiano)

Wer an Engelsreiz sich will erbau'n,
Unter jenem Schleier, weiß und dicht,
Wird er mehr als Himmelsschönheit schaun!
Hoher Sonne, heller Sterne Licht
Strahlt am Himmel, wunderbaren Scheines.
Hier erstrahlt ein süßes Angesicht,
Strahlt ein Sternenpaar, ein heilig reines,
Nicht so leuchtend hell und nicht so ferne,
Aber holder als des Himmels Sterne.
O dies Lächeln,
Heilig, lieblichschlicht
Unter jenes Schleiers Florgefieder!
Neidend blickt der Himmel darauf nieder!

Submitted by Sharon Krebs [Guest Editor]


Based on

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: 2012-05-06.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:02:50
Line count: 13
Word count: 68

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