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Wenn Glück auf Dich

Language: German (Deutsch)

Wenn Glück auf Dich
Hernieder glitt,
Eh's rasch entwich
In flücht'gem Tritt,
Nimm's mit.
Streut Dir auf's Haupt
Ein Blatt der West,
Im Flug geraubt,
Vom Thau genäßt,
Halt's fest!
Laß immerdar
Dir Gaben weih'n.
[Sollt's Manna sein]1,
Fang's ein!
Doch hält ein Herz
Mit Deinem schritt,
Das gern um liebe
Alles litt,
Dann Glückskind Du,
Merk' auf, greif' zu,
[Halt's fest, fang's ein]2, nimm's mit!

About the headline (FAQ)

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1 Ritter: "Und wenn es gar/ Sollt' Manna sein" ; in another edition Cornelius has "Sollt's Manna gar/ Vom Himmel sein"
2 in another edition, Cornelius has "Fang's ein, halt's fest" here and uses this line as the title.

Submitted by Emily Ezust [Administrator]


Musical settings (art songs, Lieder, mélodies, (etc.), choral pieces, and other vocal works set to this text), listed by composer (not necessarily exhaustive)

  • by Alexander Ritter (1833 - 1896), "Nimm's mit!", op. 16 (Fünf Gedichte für 1 Singstimme mit Pianoforte) no. 2 (1890-1), published 1891 [voice and piano], München, Aibl [
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