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Der schönste Cherub kommt; mit weitweißen sanften Schwingen schimmert er durchs Dunkel: kalt, starr und schaurig und süß wie der Wille Gottes, heimatliederumraunt.
- by Johannes Schlaf (1862 - 1941) [author's text not yet checked against a primary source]
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- by Alban Maria Johannes Berg (1885 - 1935), "Winter", 1905 [voice and piano], from the collection Jugendlieder, Vol. II (1904-08), no. 49. [text verified 1 time]
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- FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , title 1: "Hiver", copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
- NOR Norwegian (Bokmål) (Marianne Beate Kielland) , title 1: "Vinter", copyright © 2012, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
Researcher for this text: Virginia Knight
This text was added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.
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Den vakreste engel kommer; med helt hvite myke vinger skimrer den gjennom det mørke: Kald, frossen og skremmende og søt som Guds egen vilje, nynnende på hjemlige sanger.
- Translation from German (Deutsch) to Norwegian (Bokmål) copyright © 2012 by Marianne Beate Kielland, (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.
This text was added to the website: 2012-02-23
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