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Language: German (Deutsch)

   Der Abend kommt leise hernieder
Auf Dorf und Wald und Flur;
Es schweigen der [Vögelein]1 Lieder,--
Noch eines höret man nur!
   In purpurnen Gluten sinket
Die Sonne dort zur Ruh,
Und droben am Himmel blinket
Ein Sternlein schon freundlich mir zu!
   Die Abendglöcklein klingen
So lieblich nah und fern,
Und fromme Gebete schwingen
Sich leise hinauf zu dem Herrn!
   Nun herrschet Ruhe und Frieden
Wohl in der stillen Nacht,
Und Alles schlummert hienieden,--
Nur Gott im Himmel wacht!--

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Confirmed with Kinder-Lieder von G. Ch. Dieffenbach, Mainz: Verlag von C.G. Kunze, 1854, page 11

1 Kern: "Vöglein"

Submitted by Sharon Krebs [Guest Editor]


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: 2016-04-13 00:00:00.

Last modified: 2016-04-13 13:17:56

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