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Abendlied

Language: German (Deutsch)

Sanft glänzt die Abendsonne
Auf diese stille Flur
Und strahlet Ruh und Wonne
Auf jede Kreatur.
Sie zeichnet Licht und Schatten
Auf die beblümte Au,
Und auf den grünen Matten
Blitzt der kristallne Tau.

Hier in der Zephyrn Spiele
Beim frohen Vogelchor,
Hier steigen Hochgefühle
In meiner Brust empor.
Ich atme süße Freuden
Auf diesem Tempe1 ein,
Mich fliehen Gram und Leiden
Im milden Abendschein. 

Dir, der die Abendröte
Am Himmel ausgespannt
Und süßes Nachtgeflöte
Auf diese Flur gesandt,
Dir sei dies Herz geweihet,
Das reiner Dank durchglüht,
Es schlage noch erfreuet,
Wenn einst das Leben flieht.


Translation(s): DUT ENG FRE ITA

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1 Tempe = Wonnegefilde (delightful realm)

Submitted by Emily Ezust and Peter Rastl

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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):

  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , title 1: "Avondlied", copyright © 2009, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Emily Ezust) , title 1: "Evening song", copyright ©
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , title 1: "Chant du soir", copyright © 2010, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Ferdinando Albeggiani) , title 1: "Canto della sera", copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


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