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Language: German (Deutsch)

So sel'ge Stille traf ich nie!
Kaum lispelt's in den Zweigen,
Als hätten ein Geheimnis sie
Den Menschen zu verschweigen.

Kaum plätschert noch die Welle fort,
Kaum knospet's in den Hecken,
Als gälte es, die Sterne dort
Am Himmel nicht zu wecken.

Die guten Geister senken sich
Auf ihren Strahlen nieder
Und bringen, die bei Tag entwich,
Die Ruh den Träumen wieder.

Mein Schifflein treibt im Sturm allein,
Und niemand will es retten;
So müd dies Haupt, es schläft nicht ein –
Ich muß ihm tiefer betten.

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)

Text added to the website: 2019-06-11 00:00:00.

Last modified: 2019-06-11 11:39:20

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