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Es tönen die Hörner von ferne herüber

Language: German (Deutsch)

Es tönen die Hörner von ferne herüber,
Die [Düfte]1 des Abends umwehen mich mild!
Der Himmel verschleiert sich trüber und trüber,
Bald decket nun Dämmrung das ganze Gefild.

Des Tages Verwirrungen, Wünsche und Sorgen,
Sie lösen sich leise im [wechselnden]2 Raum;
Doch bleibet, was tief in der Seele verborgen,
Die Liebe, geheiligt im seligsten Traum.

Verhallen auch jenseits die Töne der Freude;
[Uns]3 bleibet der Liebe beglückender Ton,
Er sei es, woran meine Seele sich weide,
Bis einst mit dem Leben die Liebe entfloh'n.

Translation(s): FRE

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1 Harder: "Lüfte"
2 Harder: "dämmernden"
3 Harder: "Mir"

Submitted by Sharon Krebs [Guest Editor]


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  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , title 1: "Chant", copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Text added to the website: 2010-02-18.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:03:34
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