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Wo tief im Tannengrunde So friedlich äst das Wild, Steht an geweihter Stelle Die kleine Waldkapelle Mit ihrem Gnadenbild. Der Epheu und die Rose Umrankt das Bild von Stein; Die Vöglein in den Zweigen, Sie laden durch ihr Schweigen Hier still zum Beten ein. Habt Rast, ihr Hirsch' und Rehe, Hab Rast, mein Roß, auch du! Kein Jagdruf soll euch schrecken, Kein Horn den Wald erwecken Aus tiefer Mittagsruh.
Confirmed with Gedichte von Georg Scherer, vierte, vermehrte Auflage, Stuttgart, Leipzig, Berlin, Wien: Deutsche Verlags-Anstalt, 1894, page 17
- by Georg Scherer (1824 - 1909), "Die Waldkapelle", appears in Gedichte von Georg Scherer, in 1. Erstes Buch [author's text checked 1 time against a primary source]
Musical settings (art songs, Lieder, mélodies, (etc.), choral pieces, and other vocal works set to this text), listed by composer (not necessarily exhaustive)
- by Ignaz Brüll (1846 - 1907), "Die Waldkapelle", op. 59 (Zwei Männerchöre) no. 1, published 1889 [men's chorus a cappella], Leipzig, Siegel [ sung text not yet checked against a primary source]
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- ENG English (Sharon Krebs) , "The forest-chapel", copyright © 2017, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
Research team for this text: Sharon Krebs [Guest Editor] , Brigitta Grünbauer
This text was added to the website: 2012-02-10
Line count: 15
Word count: 69
Where in the depths of the firwood The beasts graze so peacefully, There at a consecrated spot Stands the little forest-chapel With its shrine. Ivy and rose twine about The image made of stone; The birds in the branches, With their silence they invite one Here to quiet prayer. Rest, ye elks and deer, Take rest, my horse, you too! No hunting call shall startle you, No horn shall waken the forest From its deep midday rest.
- Translation from German (Deutsch) to English copyright © 2017 by Sharon Krebs, (re)printed on this website with kind permission. To reprint and distribute this author's work for concert programs, CD booklets, etc., you may ask the copyright-holder(s) directly or ask us; we are authorized to grant permission on their behalf. Please provide the translator's name when contacting us.
- a text in German (Deutsch) by Georg Scherer (1824 - 1909), "Die Waldkapelle", appears in Gedichte von Georg Scherer, in 1. Erstes Buch
This text was added to the website: 2017-08-03
Line count: 15
Word count: 77