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Language: German (Deutsch)

Sink' ich einst in jenen Schlummer,
Aus dem keiner nicht erwacht;
Geh ich aus der Welt voll Kummer,
Todesruh, in deine Nacht:
O dann schlaf' ich anders ein.
Weg aus dieses Lebens Pein
Wall' ich hin zu deren Hütten,
Die, nun glücklich, hier auch litten!

Jetzo schlaf' ich, aufzuwachen
Noch für Tage dieser Zeit!
Laß mich fertig stets mich machen,
Vater, zu der Ewigkeit!
Daß ich Wanderer dann sey
Leicht, bereit, von Bürden frey,
Von den Lasten dieser Erde,
Wenn ich nun unsterblich werde!

Gerne laß den Tag mich sehen,
Der als Retter mir erscheint:
Wenn mit unerhörtem Flehen,
Wer mich liebet, um mich weint!
Stärker, als mein Freund in Schmerz,
Sey mein gottverlangend Herz!
Voll von deines Namens Preisen
Laß mich ihn gen Himmel weisen!

Submitted by Harry Joelson


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: 2008-12-11 00:00:00.

Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:03:02

Line count: 24
Word count: 126

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