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The Lied, Art Song, and Choral Texts Archive

Auf dem See

Language: German

Blauer Himmel, blaue Wogen,
Rebenhügel um den See,
Drüber blauer Berge Bogen
Schimmernd weiß im reinen Schnee.

Wie der Kahn uns hebt und wieget,
Leichter Nebel steigt und fällt,
Süßer Himmelsfriede lieget
Über der beglänzten Welt.

Stürmend Herz, tu auf die Augen,
Sieh umher und werde mild:
Glück und Friede magst du saugen
Aus des Doppelhimmels Bild.

Spiegelnd sieh die Flut erwidern
Turm und Hügel, Busch und Stadt,
Also spiegle du in Liedern,
Was die Erde Schönstes hat.



Translation(s): ENG FRE DUT

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) , "At the lake", copyright ©
    * FRE French (Guy Laffaille) , "Sur le lac", copyright © 2010, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
    * DUT Dutch [singable] (Lau Kanen) , "Op het meer (Blauwe hemel, blauwe golven)", copyright © 2014, (re)printed on this website with kind permission NEW!

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