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Um Mitternacht

Language: German (Deutsch)

Um Mitternacht
Bin ich erwacht,
Und fragte mich still und leise:

Du irrer Gast,
Wo sandt du Rast
Auf deiner wirren Reise?

In fremdem Haus,
In Nacht und Graus,
Lieg' ich hier gebettet in Leiden.

Und stürb' ich jetzt,
Keine Wange netzt
Eine Thräne um mein Verscheiden.

Um Mitternacht
Bin ich erwacht,
Und weinte still und leise...


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Note: See also Rückert's poem that has a similar beginning.

Submitted by Emily Ezust [Administrator]

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

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Text added to the website: 2013-06-05T00:00:00.
Last modified: 2017-10-11T12:39:25
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Word count: 57

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