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Language: German

Wo weilt er?
Im [kalten, im schaurigen]1 Land.
Wo ruht er?
Am Meere, auf steinigem Strand.
Was treibt er?
Er haschet das fliehende Glück.
Was denkt er?
Er sehnt sich zur Heimat zurück.

O grüßt ihn,
ihr Wolken, im schaurigen Land!
O kühlt ihn,
ihr Lüftchen, am steinigen Strand!
O kränz' ihn,
du falsches, treuloses Glück!
Ich ruf ihn:
O kehre zur Heimat zurück!

Translation(s): RUS ENG

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1 Purgstall: "schaurigen traurigen"; further changes may exist not noted.

Submitted by Virginia Knight


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):
    * RUS Russian (Jelena Jermolajeva) , "Gde on?", copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
    * ENG English (Sharon Krebs) , "Homeland", copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

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