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Geisterchor

Language: German (Deutsch)

In der Tiefe wohnt das Licht.
Licht, das leuchtet und entzündet;
Wer das Licht des Lichtes findet,
Braucht des eitlen Wissens nicht.

Wer vom Licht sich abgewendet,
Der bewillkommt froh die Nacht,
Dass sie seltne Gabe spendet,
Ihn belohnt mit dunkler Macht.

Mische, sinne, wirke, strebe,
Mühe dich, du Erdensohn,
Dass zu fein nicht dein Gewebe
Und der Tat nicht gleich der Lohn.


Translation(s): DUT FRE

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Submitted by Bertram Kottmann

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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, and transliterations (if applicable):

  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , title 1: "Koor van geesten", copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , title 1: "Chœur des esprits", copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


Text added to the website: 2008-09-15.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:02:55
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