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Reich mir die Hand, o Wolke

Language: German (Deutsch)

Reich mir die Hand, o Wolke,
Heb mich zu dir empor!
Dort stehen meine Brüder
Am offnen Himmelstor.

Sie sind's, obgleich im Leben
Ich niemals sie geseh'n:
Ich seh' in ihrer Mitte
Ja unsern Vater steh'n!

Sie schau'n auf mich hernieder,
Sie winken mir zu sich.
O reich' die Hand mir, Wolke,
Schnell, schnell erhebe mich!


Translation(s): DUT ENG FRE FRE

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Note: at the top of the Schumann score is the following text: "Wie oft in ihren Dichtungen beschäftigt sie sich visionsartig mit ihren Hingeschiedenen. Mit herrlicher Liebe hängt sie an dieser Welt, ihren Blumen, den leuchtenden Gestirnen. den edlen Menschen, die ihr auf ihrem kurzen Lebensweg begegneten. Aber es ahnt ihr dass sie sie bald verlassen muss."

Submitted by Ted Perry

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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)

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

  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , "Reik mij de hand, o wolk, jij!", copyright © 2013, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Sharon Krebs) , "Reach out your hand to me, oh cloud", copyright ©, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , "Tends-moi la main, ô nuage", copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Stéphane Goldet) (Pierre de Rosamel) , copyright © 2016, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


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