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O du, vor dem die Stürme schweigen

Language: German (Deutsch)

O du, vor dem die Stürme schweigen,
Vor dem das Meer versinkt in Ruh',
Dies wilde Herz nimm hin zu eigen
Und führ' es deinem Frieden zu:
Dies Herz, das, ewig umgetrieben,
Entlodert allzu rasch entfacht
Und, ach, mit seinem irren Lieben
Sich selbst und andre elend macht.

Entreiß es, Herr, dem Sturm der Sinne,
Der Wünsche treulos schwankem Spiel;
Dem dunkeln Drange seiner Minne,
Gib ihm ein unvergänglich Ziel;
Auf daß es, los vom Augenblicke,
Von Zweifel, Angst und Reue frei
Sich einmal ganz und voll erquicke
Und endlich, endlich stille sei.

Translation(s): FRE

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  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , copyright © 2018, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Text added to the website: 2010-05-01.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:03:40
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Word count: 93

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