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by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749 - 1832)

Ziehn die Schafe von der Wiese
Language: German (Deutsch) 
Available translation(s): FRE
Ziehn die Schafe von der Wiese,
Liegt sie da, ein reines Grün,
Aber bald zum Paradiese
Wird sie bunt geblümt erblühn.

Hoffnung breitet lichte Schleier
Nebelhaft vor unsern Blick:
Wunscherfüllung, Sonnenfeier,
Wolkenteilung bring uns Glück.

About the headline (FAQ)

Confirmed with Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, Poetische Werke, Band 2, Berlin, 1960, page 105.


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):

  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , copyright © 2009, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Researcher for this text: Jeroen Scholten

This text was added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.
Line count: 8
Word count: 35