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Was wird mir jede Stunde so bang?

Language: German (Deutsch)

Was wird mir jede Stunde so bang? --
Das Leben ist kurz, der Tag ist lang.
Und immer sehnt sich fort das Herz,
Ich weiß nicht recht, ob himmelwärts;
Fort aber will es hin und hin
Und möchte vor sich selber fliehn.
Und fliegt es an der Liebsten Brust,
Da ruht's im Himmel unbewußt;
Der Lebestrudel reißt es fort,
Und immer hängt's an einem Ort;
Was es gewollt, was es verlor,
Es bleibt zuletzt sein eigner Tor.

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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)

Text added to the website: 2011-05-21.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:04:23
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