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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


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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