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Auf ein schlummerndes Kind

Language: German (Deutsch)

Wenn ich, o Kindlein, vor dir stehe,
Wenn ich im Traum dich lächeln sehe,
  Wenn du erglühst so wunderbar,
Da ahne ich mit süßem Grauen:
Dürft' ich in deine Träume schauen,
  So wär' mir alles, alles klar.

Dir ist die Erde noch verschlossen,
Du hast noch keine Lust genossen,
  Noch ist kein Glück, was du empfindest;
Wie könntest du so süß denn träumen,
Wenn du nicht noch in jenen Räumen,
  Woher du kamest, dich ergingst ?


Translation(s): ENG FRE

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Submitted by John H. Campbell

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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):

  • ENG English (John H. Campbell) , title 1: "To a sleeping child", copyright ©, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , title 1: "Sur un enfant assoupi", copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


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