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Ein jedes in dem seinigen

Language: German (Deutsch)

Der Vogel in der Lufft / der Stein ruht auff dem Land /
Jm Wasser lebt der Fisch / mein Geist in GOttes Hand.

Translation(s): ENG

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Submitted by Peter Palmer


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

Available translations, adaptations, and transliterations (if applicable):

  • ENG English (Peter Palmer) , title 1: "Each to his own", copyright © 2012, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Text added to the website: 2012-10-05.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:05:04
Line count: 2
Word count: 24

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Each to his own

Language: English after the German (Deutsch)

The bird in the air / the stone rests on the land /
The fish lives in water / my spirit in God's hand.

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Based on
  • a text in German (Deutsch) by Johannes Scheffler (1624 - 1677), as Angelus Silesius
      • This text was set to music by the following composer(s): Heinz Holliger. Go to the text.


Text added to the website: 2012-10-05.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:05:04
Line count: 2
Word count: 24