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Schön sind, doch kalt die Himmelssterne

Language: German

Schön sind, doch kalt die Himmelssterne,
Die Gaben karg, die sie verleihn;
Für einen deiner Blicke gerne
Hin geb' ich ihren goldnen Schein.

Getrennt, so daß wir ewig darben,
Nur führen sie im Jahreslauf
Den Herbst mit seinen Ährengarben,
Des Frühlings Blütenpracht herauf.

Doch deine Augen -- o, der Segen
Des ganzen Jahres quillt überreich
Aus ihnen stets als milder Regen,
Die Blüte und Frucht zugleich!



Translation(s): ENG ITA FRE

Authorship

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) , "The heavenly stars are fair but cold", copyright ©
    * ITA Italian (Amelia Maria Imbarrato) , "Sono belle, ma fredde", copyright © 2005, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
    * FRE French (Pierre Mathé) , title unknown, copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

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