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Nicht in die Weite

Language: German (Deutsch)

Herz, mein Herz, nicht in der Weite,
In der Nähe wohnt das Glück!
Glaube, liebe, hoffe, leide,
Und kehr' in dich selbst zurück.

Wüchsen über Nacht dir Flügel,
Schneller als der Sonne Strahl,
Trügst doch über Tal und Hügel
Rastlos deiner Sehnsucht Qual.

Denn die Welt kann dir nicht bieten
Das, wonach du heiß verlangst;
Denn die Welt hat keinen Frieden
Hat nur Streit und Not und Angst.

Ewig wechselnd ist ihr Streben,
Ewig wechselnd ist ihr Ziel:
Was ihr heute Rast gegeben,
Morgen ist's der Winde Spiel.

Drum, mein Herz, nicht in der Weite,
In der Nähe such' das Glück!
Glaube, liebe, hoffe, leide
Und kehr' in dich selbst zurück.

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)

  • by Julius Weiss (1814 - 1898), "Nicht in die Weite", op. 104 (Sechs Gesänge für 1 Singstimme mit Pianofortebegleitung) no. 4, published 1887 [voice and piano], Berlin, Weiss [
     text not verified 

Text added to the website: 2013-03-02 00:00:00.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:05:08
Line count: 20
Word count: 111

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