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Selig ist das Sternlein drüben

Language: German (Deutsch) after the Italian (Italiano)

Selig ist [das]1 Sternlein [drüben]2
Das dem Mond zur Seite geht;
Wol ein Engel mag es lieben,
Der in seinen Diensten steht.

Traurig ist's zu sein geboren
Freudenlos und ohne Glück,
Von den Menschen nicht erkoren,
Und verstoßen vom Geschick.

[O du Schicksal: ohne Liebe!
Welche]3 Hand ist's, die mich hält?
Nicht geliebt von keiner Liebe,
Als vom Unglück in der Welt.

Translation(s): ENG

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1 Jenner: "ein"
2 Sipergk: "droben" ; further changes may exist not shown above.
3 Jenner: "O du Schicksal ohne Liebe, / Wessen"

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  • ENG English (Sharon Krebs) , copyright © 2015, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Text added to the website: 2009-08-28.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:03:20
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Word count: 62

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