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Licht! mehr Licht!

Language: German (Deutsch)

Licht! mehr Licht!

Des Dichters Heil Vermächtniss,
dies Wort war's gross Jahrhundert,
und millionenmal,
tönt es im Wiederhall:
Licht! mehr Licht!

Verleihend Kraft den Geistern
rief's der Natur das "Werde!"
Drum alles strebt nach dir,
Darum verlangen wir.
Licht! mehr Licht!

Licht ist die Lieb', ist Leben,
ist Macht und edle Freiheit,
hinauf im hellen Chor,
zu dem Licht empor!
Licht! mehr Licht!

Das Wort "Licht soll es werden,"
Sprach schaffend Gott allmächtig,
Noch fehlt's an Dunkel nicht,
So gebe Gott nur Licht.
Licht! mehr Licht!

Translation(s): ENG FRE

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Submitted by Guy Laffaille [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, and transliterations (if applicable):

  • FRE French (Fran├žais) (Guy Laffaille) , title 1: "De la lumière ! Plus de lumière !", copyright © 2010, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Sharon Krebs) , title 1: "Light, more light!", copyright © 2014, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Text added to the website: 2010-02-03.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:03:33
Line count: 21
Word count: 86

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