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Language: German

Leise schleich' ich mich am Abend
In die Laube von Jasmin,
Wenn die lauen Lüfte labend
Durch die grünen Blätter zieh'n.

Wenn der Mond in Silberhelle
Sich dort spiegelt in der Flut,
Plätschernd kräuselt sich die Welle,
Und die ganze Schöpfung ruht.

[Horch dem Lied der Philomele,
o wie ist mir da so wohl,
wie ist dann die ganze Seele
mir von hoher Andacht voll!]1

Und es schweift mein Blick nach oben
Zum besternten Himmelszelt;
Meinen Schöpfer [muss]2 ich loben,
Groß und schön ist [Gottes]3 Welt!

Translation(s): FRE

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1 in the version of the Spohr song as sung by Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau:

Lausch dem Sang der Nachtigallen,
Der so wohltut meinem Sinn;
In's Gemüt will mir da fallen
Eine Wehmut, daß ich bin!
2 "" : "will"
3 "" : "seine"

Submitted by Michael Leinert


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    * FRE French (Guy Laffaille) , "Fête du soir", copyright © 2014, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

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