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Die Dorfkirchglocke

Language: German (Deutsch)

Glocke, klingst so fröhlich,
wenn der Hochzeitreihen
zu der Kirche geht!
Glocke, klingst so heilig,
wenn am Sonntagmorgen
öd' der Acker steht.

Glocke, klingst so tröstlich,
rufest du am Abend,
dass es Betzeit sei!
Glocke, klingst so traurig,
rufest du: das bittre
Scheiden ist vorbei!

Sprich, wie kannst du klagen?
Wie kannst du dich freuen?
Bist ein tot Metall.
Aber unsre Leiden,
aber unsre Freuden,
die verstehst du all!

Gott hat Wunderbares,
was wir nicht begreifen,
Glock', in dich gelegt.
Muss das Herz versinken,
du nur kannst ihm helfen,
wenn's der Sturm bewegt.

Submitted by Bertram Kottmann


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Text added to the website: 2011-03-06.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:04:16
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