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Denk es, o Seele!

Language: German

Ein Tännlein grünet, wo,
Wer weiß! im Walde,
Ein Rosenstrauch, wer sagt,
In welchem Garten?
Sie sind erlesen schon,
Denk' es, o Seele,
Auf deinem Grab zu wurzeln
Und zu wachsen.

Zwei schwarze Rößlein weiden
Auf der Wiese,
Sie kehren heim zur Stadt
In [muntern]1 Sprüngen.
Sie werden schrittweis gehn
Mit deiner Leiche;
[Vielleicht, vielleicht noch eh']2
An ihren Hufen
Das Eisen los wird,
Das ich blitzen sehe!

Translation(s): ENG FRE SPA ITA

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1 Pfitzner: "muntren"
2 Distler: "Vielleicht noch, vielleicht eh'"; Rheinberger: "Vielleicht noch eh'"

Submitted by Jakob Kellner


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, and transliterations (if applicable):
    * ENG English (Jakob Kellner) , "A little fir-tree flourishes", copyright ©, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
    * FRE French (Pierre Mathé) , "Un petit sapin s'épanouit", copyright © 2009, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
    * SPA Spanish (Martin Zubiria) , "Piensa en ello, alma mía", copyright © 2010, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
    * ITA Italian (Ferdinando Albeggiani) , "Pensaci, o anima!", copyright © 2013, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

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