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O Hoffnung! Holde, gütiggeschäftige!

Language: German (Deutsch)

O Hoffnung! Holde, gütiggeschäftige!
Die du das Haus der Trauernden nicht verschmähst,
Und gerne dienend, Edle! zwischen
Sterblichen waltest und Himmelsmächten,

Wo bist du? wenig lebt' ich; doch atmet kalt
Mein Abend schon. Und stille, den Schatten gleich,
Bin ich schon hier; und schon gesanglos
Schlummert das schaudernde Herz im Busen.

Im grünen Tale, dort, wo der frische Quell
Vom Berge täglich rauscht, und die liebliche
Zeitlose mir am Herbsttag aufblüht,
Dort, in der Stille, du Holde, will ich

Dich suchen, oder wenn in der Mitternacht
Das unsichtbare Leben im Haine wallt,
Und über mir die immerfrohen
Blumen, die blühenden Sterne, glänzen,

O du des Äthers Tochter! erscheine dann
Aus deines Vaters Gärten, und darfst du nicht
Ein Geist der Erde, kommen, schröck', o
Schröcke mit anderem nur das Herz mir.

Translation(s): CAT ENG FRE

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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)

Available translations, adaptations, and transliterations (if applicable):

  • ENG English (Dr. Anthony Krupp) , title 1: "Hope", copyright © 2005, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , title 1: "À l'espérance", copyright © 2013, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • CAT Catalan (Català) (Salvador Pila) , copyright © 2014, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Text added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.

Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:01:33
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