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Ich stehe in Waldesschatten

Language: German (Deutsch)

Ich [stehe]1 [in]2 Waldesschatten
Wie an des Lebens Rand,
Die Länder wie dämmernde Matten,
Der Strom wie ein silbern Band.

Von fern nur schlagen die Glocken
Über die Wälder herein.
Ein Reh hebt den Kopf erschrocken
Und schlummert gleich wieder ein.

Der Wald aber rühret die Wipfel 
Im Traum von der Felsenwand.
Denn der Herr geht über die Gipfel
Und segnet das stille Land.

Translation(s): ENG FRE

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1 Borinski: "steh' "; further changes may exist not shown above.
2 Hollaender: "im"

Submitted by Jakob Kellner


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 (Jakob Kellner) , "At night", copyright ©, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Fran├žais) (Guy Laffaille) , "La nuit", copyright © 2012, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

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