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Die Grabblume

Language: German (Deutsch)

Sie that die großen braunen Augen zu,  
Zwölf Mägdlein trugen sie zur Ruh',

Und Engel glänzend in Silberlahn  
Gingen mit Fahnen und Lichtern voran. 

Aus dem Kirchenfenster vom Altar herab
Fällt der Kerzenschein auf das grüne Grab. 

Da wächst heraus eine Blume roth,
Die überwunden den bittern Tod. 

Es kommt ein Ritter frisch im Muth, 
Der steckt die Blume auf seinen Hut 

Und reitet hinaus in die blaue Fern
Entgegen dem goldenen Morgenstern.

Confirmed with Julius Mosen, Gedichte von Julius Mosen, zweite vermehrte Auflage, Leipzig: F. A. Brockhaus, 1843, page 254.

Submitted by Melanie Trumbull


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: 2018-06-10 00:00:00.

Last modified: 2018-06-10 19:34:47

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