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In tausend Formen magst du dich...

Language: German (Deutsch)

In tausend Formen magst du dich verstecken,
Doch, Allerliebste, gleich erkenn ich dich;
Du magst mit Zauberschleiern dich bedecken,
Allgegenwärt'ge, gleich erkenn ich dich.

An der Zypresse reinstem jungem Streben,
Allschöngewachsne, gleich erkenn ich dich. 
In des Kanales reinem Wellenleben,
Allschmeichelhafte, wohl erkenn ich dich. 

Wenn steigend sich der Wasserstrahl entfaltet,
Allspielende, wie froh erkenn ich dich! 
Wenn Wolke sich gestaltend umgestaltet,
Allmannigfaltge, dort erkenn ich dich. 

An des geblümten Schleiers Wiesenteppich,
Allbuntbesternte, schön erkenn ich dich;
Und greift umher ein tausendarmger Eppich,
O Allumklammernde, da kenn ich dich. 

Wenn am Gebirg der Morgen sich entzündet,
Gleich, Allerheiternde, begrüß ich dich,
Dann über mir der Himmel rein sich ründet,
Allherzerweiternde, dann atm' ich dich. 

Was ich mit äußerm Sinn, mit innerm kenne,
Du Allbelehrende, kenn ich durch dich;
Und wenn ich Allahs Namenhundert nenne,
Mit jedem klingt ein Name nach für dich.

Translation(s): ENG

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L. Dallapiccola sets stanza 1

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Submitted by Emily Ezust [Administrator]


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 or excerpts, and transliterations (if applicable):

  • ENG English (Emily Ezust) , "In a thousand different forms you may hide yourself", copyright ©

Text added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.

Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:01:30

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