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Es grüsset dich aus fernem Land Manch' heimathlicher Stern, Er traget über's weite Meer Gedanken aus der Fern'. Die Flammenschrift, wir lesen sie gemeinsam jede Nacht, und jedes Herz des andern denkt auf seiner stillen Wacht! Der Zeichen tief empfund'ner Sinn, Wir können ihn versteh'n, Und meine Nähe fühlest du, Das weiss ich, ungeseh'n!
Musical settings (art songs, Lieder, mélodies, (etc.), choral pieces, and other vocal works set to this text), listed by composer (not necessarily exhaustive)
- by Mathilde, Baroness Willy de Rothschild (1832 - 1924), "Es grüsset dich aus fernem Land", published 1897 [voice and piano], from Sechs Lieder für 1 Singstimme mit Pianoforte, no. 5, Frankfurt a/M., Firnberg [text verified 1 time]
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- ENG English (Emily Ezust) , title 1: "Greetings from a distant land", copyright © 2012
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This text was added to the website: 2012-11-15
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They greet you from a distant land, Many a star from home; carried across the wide ocean come thoughts from afar. We read this script of flames together every night and each heart thinks of the other at one's silent watch. The signal of deeply-felt meaning - we can understand it; and you feel I am near - this I know, without seeing!
- Translation from German (Deutsch) to English copyright © 2012 by Emily Ezust
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