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Um Mitternacht ging ich, nicht eben...

Language: German (Deutsch)

Um Mitternacht ging ich, nicht eben gerne,
Klein kleiner Knabe, jenen Kirchhof hin
Zu Vaters Haus, des Pfarrers; Stern an Sterne
Sie leuchteten doch alle gar zu schön;
    Um Mitternacht.

Wenn ich dann ferner in des Lebens Weite
Zur Liebsten mußte, mußte, weil sie zog,
Gestirn und Nordschein über mir im Streite,
Ich gehend, kommend Seligkeiten sog;
    Um Mitternacht.

Bis dann zu letzt des vollen Mondes Helle
So klar und deutlich mir ins Finstere drang,
Auch der Gedanke willig, sinnig, schnelle
Sich ums Vergangne wie ums Künftige schlang;
    Um Mitternacht.


Translation(s): ENG FRE SPA

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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, and transliterations (if applicable):

  • SPA Spanish (Español) (José Miguel Llata) , title 1: "A medianoche", copyright © 2013, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Emily Ezust) , title 1: "At midnight", copyright © 2013
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , title 1: "À minuit", copyright © 2015, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


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