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An dies Schifflein schmiege

Language: German

[An]1 dies Schifflein schmiege,
Holder See, dich sacht!
Frommer Liebe Wiege,
Nimm sie wohl in Acht!

Deine Wellen rauschen;
Rede nicht so laut!
Laß mich ihr nur lauschen,
Die mir viel vertraut!

Deine Wellen leuchten,
Spiegeln uns zurück
Tausendfach die feuchten
Augen voller Glück!

Deine Wellen zittern
Von der Sonne Glut;
Ob sie's heimlich wittern,
Wie die Liebe tut?

Weit und weiter immer
Rück den Strand hinaus!
Aus dem Himmel nimmer
Laß mich steigen aus!

Fern von Menschenreden
Und von Menschensinn,
Als ein schwimmend Eden
Trag dies Schifflein hin!



Translation(s): ENG FRE DUT
J. Brahms sets stanzas 1-2, 4-6

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1 Lang: "Um"

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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 (Emily Ezust) , title 1: "Nestle up to this little boat", copyright ©
    * FRE French (Guy Laffaille) , title 1: "Sur le lac", copyright © 2010, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
    * DUT Dutch [singable] (Lau Kanen) , title 1: "Op het meer (Kabbel langs dit scheepje)", copyright © 2014, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

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