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Auf der Wacht

Language: German (Deutsch)

Viel tausend Stern' am Himmel stehn 
Getreulich ihre Wacht versehn
Mit hohen Freuden. 
Du Kriegsmann, nimm es wohl in Acht, 
Und halte Wacht in dunkler Nacht
Auf grüner Haiden.

Treu deinem Herrn, treu deinem Gott
Wirst du den Feind und alle Noth
Bestehn mit Freuden.
Bleib' treu, bleib' treu und halte Wacht 
In stiller Nacht, in wilder Schlacht, 
Auf grüner Haiden.

Die Tapferkeit hält lange Zeit; 
Die Treu' besteht in Ewigkeit,
Nichts kann sie scheiden.
Halt' Wacht, du deutsches Herz, halt' Wacht,
Bis dich gebracht die kurze Nacht 
Zu ew'gen Freuden. 

Confirmed with Lieder von Robert Reinick, Sechste Auflage, Berlin, Verlag von Ernst und Korn, 1873, pages 25-26.

Submitted by Emily Ezust [Administrator]


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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