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Language: German (Deutsch)

Jeder hat's gehabt,
Keiner hat's geschätzt,
Jeden hat der süsse Quell gelabt,
O wie klingt der Name Friede jetzt!

Klingt so fern und zag,
Klingt so tränenschwer,
Keiner weiß und kennt den Tag,
Jeder sehnt ihn voll Verlangen her.

Sei willkommen einst,
Erste Friedensnacht,
Milder Stern, wenn endlich du erscheinst
Überm Feuerdampf der letzten Schlacht.

Dir entgegen blickt
Jede Nacht mein Traum,
Ungeduldig rege Hoffnung pflückt
Ahnend schon die goldne Frucht vom Baum.

Sei willkommen einst,
Wenn aus Blut und Not
Du am Erdenhimmel uns erscheinst,
Einer andern Zukunft Morgenrot!

Translation(s): ENG FRE

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Confirmed with Hermann Hesse, Sämtliche Werke, herausgegeben von Volker Michels, Band 10 Die Gedichte, bearbeitet von Peter Huber, Frankfurt am Main: Suhrkamp Verlag, 2002, pages 222-223.

Submitted by Emily Ezust [Administrator] and Sharon Krebs [Guest Editor]


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):

  • ENG English (Sharon Krebs) , "Peace", copyright © 2018, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , "Paix", copyright © 2017, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Text added to the website: 2009-05-15 00:00:00.

Last modified: 2018-09-01 12:22:48

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Word count: 90

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