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Im Spätherbstlaube steht mein Leben

Language: German (Deutsch)

Im Spätherbstlaube steht mein Leben,
Zu Ende ging das frohe Spiel,
Die Sonn' erblaßt, die Nebel weben,
Und bald, ich fühl's, bin ich am Ziel.

Doch nicht in klagenden Akkorden
Hinsterben soll mein Harfenschlag,
Zwei Freuden sind mir noch geworden,
Drum ich beglückt mich preisen mag.

Ich sah mit Augen noch die Siege
Des deutschen Volks und sah das Reich
Und legt' auf eines Enkels Wiege
Den frisch erkämpften Eichenzweig.

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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)

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Text added to the website: 2011-11-11 00:00:00.

Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:04:41

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Word count: 70

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