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Heute Nacht, als ich so bange

Language: German (Deutsch)

Heute Nacht, als ich so bange
meiner fernen Qualen dachte
und so hoffnungslos und bange
immer weinte, immer wachte,
stieg mein kleines Mädchen leise,
mein gestorbnes zu mir nieder,
schloß nach alter, lieber Weise
mit den Händchen meine Lider,
streichelte mir still die Wangen,
küsste zärtlich fort die Tränen,
und von ihrem Arm umfangen 
lag ich ruhig sonder Sehnen.
Langsam so, gemach entschiefen
dann auch Sorgen, Angst und Kummer,
und ich selbst versank in tiefen,
festen, lieblich langen Schlummer.

Submitted by Peter Donderwinkel


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

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