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Ich sah mit Staunen und Vergnügen

Language: German (Deutsch)

Ich sah mit Staunen und Vergnügen
Eine Pfauenfeder im Koran liegen,
"Willkommen an dem heilgen Platz,
Der Erdgebilde höchster Schatz!
An dir, wie an des Himmels Sternen
Ist Gottes Größe im kleinen zu lernen
Daß er, der Welten überblickt,
Sein Auge hier hat aufgedrückt,
Und so den leichten Flaum geschmückt,
Daß Könige kaum unternahmen,
Die Pracht des Vogels nachzuahmen.
Bescheiden freue dich des Ruhms!
So bist du wert des Heiligtums." 

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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: 2011-08-21 00:00:00.

Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:04:31

Line count: 13
Word count: 70

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