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Dunkelheit decket die Erde

Language: German (Deutsch)

Dunkelheit decket die Erde
Ungewiss ist aller Wissen doch nur
Es leuchtet im Abend der Himmel 
Klarheit strahlt von oben. 

Sinnet und grübelt wie ihr auch wollt
Geheimnis bleibet euch ewig der Tod
Aber Glaube und Liebe sieht
Freude und Licht jenseit dem Grabe.

About the headline (FAQ)

Confirmed with Caspar David Friedrich, Bekenntnisse, ed. by Kurt Karl Eberlein, Leipzig: Klinkhardt & Biermann Verlag, 1924. Appears in Lieder, no. 7, page 61.

Submitted by Melanie Trumbull


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