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Language: German (Deutsch)

Himmel, wie sonnig!
Erde, wie schön!
Thäler, wie wonnig!
Reizend ihr Höhn!
Wer will noch gerne
Weilen im Haus? 
Leuchtende Ferne
Lockt uns hinaus. 

Hört ihr der Lerchen
Jubelndes Lied?  
Wie's nach den Bergen
Aufwärts uns zieht!  
Wer will noch schweigen,  
Klinget der Hain?
Stimmt in den Reigen
Fröhlich mit ein! 

Wandern im Maien,
Lenz in der Brust,
Singen im Freien:  
Köstliche Lust! 
Thäler, wie wonnig!
Reizend ihr Höhn!
Himmel, wie sonnig! 
Erde, wie schön!

Confirmed with Die Sängehalle , ed. by Heinrich Pfeil [as Heinrich Stein], Leipzig: Ernst Schäfer, 1863. Appears in issue no. 19, page 145. The author's name is spelled Hermann Francke in this publication.

Submitted by Melanie Trumbull


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