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Die Sterne durch den Himmel gehn

Language: German (Deutsch)

Die Sterne durch den Himmel gehn
[Mit]1 reinem Schimmer,
Sie können zur Erde niedersehn
Und weinen nimmer.

Die Blumen sehn der Sterne Lust
Mit stillem Sehnen,
Und ihren Augen, unbewußt,
Entquillen Thränen.

Translation(s): ENG

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1 Rotschild: "In"

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)

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

  • ENG English (Emily Ezust) , "Song", copyright © 2012

Text added to the website: 2011-07-17 00:00:00.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:04:28
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Word count: 32

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Language: English after the German (Deutsch)

The stars shine through the heavens
[With]1 perfect brilliance;
They can look down on earth
And never weep.

The flowers witness the delight of the stars
With quiet longing,
And from their eyes, unconsciously,
Flow tears.

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1 Rothschild: "in"


  • Translation from German (Deutsch) to English copyright © 2012 by Emily Ezust

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Based on
  • a text in German (Deutsch) by Robert Reinick (1805 - 1852), "Lied", appears in Lieder, in Stimmungen und Gestalten, first published 1844
      • This text was set to music by the following composer(s): Alexis Holländer, Siegfried Langgaard, Mathilde, Baroness Willy de Rothschild, Louis Samson, Richard Wickenhauser. Go to the text.


Text added to the website: 2012-11-14 00:00:00.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:05:05
Line count: 8
Word count: 36