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Der Tod, Dein Diener, steht vor meiner...

Language: German (Deutsch) after the English

Der Tod, Dein Diener, steht vor meiner Tür.
Er hat die unbekannte See durchquert 
und Deinen Ruf zur Heimkehr mitgebracht. 
Die Nacht ist schwarz und voller Furcht mein Herz, 
doch will ich meine Lampe nehmen, 
die Pforten öffnen und ihm mich tief verneigend Willkomm' bieten. 
Die Hände faltend und mit Tränen will ich ihn verehren; 
verehren will ich ihn und zu seinen Füßen 
den Schatz des Herzens legen. 
Dein Diener ist es ja, der vor meiner Türe steht.

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  • Also set in English, original text by Rabindranath Tagore (1861 - 1941) , no title, from Gitanjali, no. 86, published 1912 FRE GER SPA by Masters van Someren-Godfery.
  • Also set in French (Français), a translation by André Gide (1869 - 1951) , title unknown ENG GER SPA by Alfredo Casella.
  • Also set in Spanish (Español), a translation by Anonymous/Unidentified Artist , title unknown ENG FRE GER by Manuel M. Ponce.

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