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Um Mitternacht

Language: German (Deutsch)

Keine Stimme hör' ich schallen,
Keine Schritt auf dunkler Bahn,
Selbst der Himmel hat die schönen,
Hellen Äuglein zugetan.

Ich nur wache, süßes Leben,
Schaue sehnend in die Nacht,
Bis dein Stern in öder Ferne
Lieblich leuchtend mir erwacht.

Ach, nur einmal, nur verstohlen
Dein geliebtes Bild zu seh'n,
Wollt' ich gern in Sturm und Wetter
Bis zum späten Morgen steh'n!

Seh' ich's nicht von ferne leuchten!
Naht es nicht schon nach und nach?
Ach, und freundlich hör' ich's flüstern:
Sieh, der Freund ist auch noch wach.

Süßes Wort, geliebte Stimme,
Der mein Herz entgegenschlägt!
Tausend sel'ge Liebesbilder
Hat dein Hauch mir aufgeregt.

Alle Sterne seh' ich glänzen
Auf der dunkeln blauen Bahn,
Und im Herzen hat und droben
Sich der Himmel aufgetan.

Holder Nachhall, wiege freundlich
Jetzt mein Haupt in milde Ruh,
Und noch oft, ihr Träume, lispelt
Ihr geliebtes Wort mir zu!



Translation(s): ENG DUT 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 (Douglas Watt-Carter) , title 1: "At midnight", copyright © 2003, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
    * DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , title 1: "Om middernacht", copyright © 2009, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
    * FRE French (Fran├žais) (Guy Laffaille) , title 1: "À minuit", copyright © 2012, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Text added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.

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