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Der Abend

Language: German (Deutsch)

Goldene Sonne, wie hehr
Sinkst du in rötendem Glanz;
Silberne Sterne, wie schön
Ist euer flimmernder Tanz!

Fruchtende Halme, wie schwer
Tragt ihr das körnige Haupt;
Singende Mücken, o wer?
Hat euch den Stachel geraubt!

Strahlende Luna, wie rein
Ist dein hellblinkendes Licht,
Zeuge der Liebe, verbirg
Dich unsrer Seligkeit nicht!

Translation(s): ENG

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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)

Available translations, adaptations, and transliterations (if applicable):

  • ENG English (Sharon Krebs) , title 1: "Evening", copyright © 2010, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Text added to the website: 2007-11-15.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:02:06
Line count: 12
Word count: 51

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Language: English after the German (Deutsch)

Golden sun, how majestically
You sink in reddening lustre;
Silvery stars, how beautiful
Is your flickering dance!

Grain-filling stalks, how heavily
Do you carry your seed-laden heads;
Singing mosquitoes, oh who?
Has robbed your sting!

Shining moon, how pure
Is your brightly gleaming light!
Witness of love, do not hide
Yourself from our joy!

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Based on
  • a text in German (Deutsch) by Elise Bürger (1769 - 1833)
      • This text was set to music by the following composer(s): Emilie Zumsteeg. Go to the text.


Text added to the website: 2010-05-31.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:03:44
Line count: 12
Word count: 54