by Friedrich Heinrich Oser (1820 - 1891)
Translation © by Sharon Krebs

Ein einzig Sternlein in den Höhn
Language: German (Deutsch) 
Available translation(s): ENG
   Ein einzig Sternlein in den Höhn-- 
Wie lachst du, arme Heide,
Mich an so frisch, so wunderschön,
Als wie die grünste Weide!

   Ein einzig Röslein, hell entfacht
Nach langem, bangem Warten.--
Gleich bist, verzaubert, du erwacht
Zum allerschönsten Garten!

   Ein einzger leiser Glockenlaut
Dort von der fernen Halde--
Gleich singen alle Vögel traut
Mir wie im grünsten Walde!

   Und dankbar muß mein Lied auf's neu
Dich, arme Heide, segnen!
Wie weiß doch Gott so mild und treu 
Uns Beiden zu begegnen!

About the headline (FAQ)

Confirmed with Liederbuch von Friedrich Oser, 1842-1874, mit einem biographischen Verzeichnis der Componisten, Basel: Benno Schwabe, Verlagsbuchhandlung, 1875, page 112.


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This text was added to the website: 2011-06-11
Line count: 16
Word count: 82

A single little star on high
Language: English  after the German (Deutsch) 
   A single little star on high --
How, poor heath, do you smile at me
As freshly, as wondrously beautifully
As the greenest pasture would!

   A single little rose, brightly enflamed
After long, anxious waiting.--
Enchanted, you immediately awoke
To the most beautiful of gardens!

   A single, quiet sound of a bell
There from the distant acclivity--
Immediately all the birds sing cozily
To me as in the greenest forest!

   And in gratitude my song must anew
Bless you, you poor heath!
How, so gently and faithfully, God knows
To commune with the two of us!

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Translations of title(s):
"Auf der Heide" = "Upon the heath"
"Auf der Haide" = "Upon the heath"


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This text was added to the website: 2017-07-07
Line count: 16
Word count: 96