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Vergänglichkeit und Ewigkeit

Language: German (Deutsch)

Gleich wie vom goldnen Becher der Schaum
Flüchtig vergehet,
Also verwehet
Unserer Jugend holdseligster Traum.
Lacht auch der Tag noch mit lockender Pracht,
Unseren Bahnen,
Ehe wir's ahnen,
Sinket hernieder die schweigende Nacht.
Liebend nur hüllet in Schlaf uns der Tod,
Dass wir nicht schauen
Nächtiges Grauen,
Er ist der Retter, der Freund in der Noth.
Leise doch wallet die göttliche Hand,
Trägt zu der Ferne,
Leuchtender Sterne,
Unsere Seele in's himmlische Land.

Submitted by 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)

  • by (Friedrich) Oskar Wermann (1840 - 1906), "Vergänglichkeit und Ewigkeit", op. 89 (Vier leichte Duette) no. 3, published 1893 [duet for soprano and alto with piano], Zittau: Verlag von J. Loebel and Leipzig: Otto Junne [
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