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Wie willst du dich mir offenbaren

Language: German (Deutsch)

Wie willst du dich mir offenbaren,
Wie ungewohnt, geliebtes Tal?
Nur in den frühsten Jugendjahren
Erschienst du so mir manches Mal.

Die Sonne schon hinabgegangen,
Doch aus den Bächen klarer Schein;
Kein Lüftchen spielt mir um die Wangen,
Doch sanftes Rauschen in dem Hain.

Es duftet wieder alte Liebe,
Es grünet wieder alte Lust;
Ja, selbst die alten Liedertriebe
Beleben diese kalte Brust.

Natur, wohl braucht es solcher Stunden,
So innig, so liebevoll,
Wenn dieses arme Herz gesunden,
Das welkende genesen soll.

Bedrängt mich einst die Welt noch bänger,
So such' ich wieder dich mein Tal,
Empfange dann den kranken Sänger
Mit solcher Milde noch einmal.

Und sink' ich dann ermattet nieder,
So öffne leise deinen Grund
Und nimm mich auf und schließ' ihn wieder 
Und grüne fröhlich und gesund.

Translation(s): ITA FRE ENG


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):
    * ITA Italian (Italiano) (Amelia Maria Imbarrato) , title 1: "La valle", copyright © 2005, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
    * FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , title 1: "La vallée", copyright © 2009, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
    * ENG English (Linda Godry) , title 1: "The valley", copyright © 2008, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

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