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Stehe still!

Language: German (Deutsch)

Sausendes, brausendes Rad der Zeit,
Messer du der Ewigkeit;
Leuchtende Sphären im weiten All,
Die ihr umringt den Weltenball;
Urewige Schöpfung, halte doch ein,
Genug des Werdens, laß mich sein!

Halte an dich, zeugende Kraft,
Urgedanke, der ewig schafft!
Hemmet den Atem, stillet den Drang,
Schweiget nur eine Sekunde lang!
Schwellende Pulse, fesselt den Schlag;
Ende, des Wollens ew'ger Tag!
Daß in selig süßem Vergessen
Ich mög alle Wonnen ermessen!

Wenn Aug' in Auge wonnig trinken,
Seele ganz in Seele versinken;
Wesen in Wesen sich wiederfindet,
Und alles Hoffens Ende sich kündet,
Die Lippe verstummt in staunendem Schweigen,
Keinen Wunsch mehr will das Innre zeugen:
Erkennt der Mensch des Ew'gen Spur,
Und löst dein Rätsel, heil'ge Natur!



Translation(s): ENG ITA FRE FRE CAT RUS NYN NOR ITA

Authorship

Musical settings (art songs, Lieder, mélodies, (etc.), choral pieces, and other vocal works set to this text), listed by composer (not necessarily exhaustive)

Set in French (Français), a translation by Victor Wilder (1835 - 1892) , title unknown CAT NOR RUS NYN ENG ITA [text unavailable]
Available translations, adaptations, and transliterations (if applicable):
    * ENG English (Emily Ezust) , title 1: "Be quiet!", copyright ©
    * ITA Italian (Italiano) (Ferdinando Albeggiani) , title 1: "Arrestati!", copyright © 2007, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
    * FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , title 1: "Reste tranquille !", copyright © 2009, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
    * CAT Catalan (Català) (Salvador Pila) , title 1: "Resta tranquil!", copyright © 2010, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
    * RUS Russian (Русский) (Elena Danilova) , title 1: "Остановись", copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
    * NYN Norwegian (Nynorsk) (Are Frode Søholt) , title 1: "Stå stille!", copyright © 2012, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
    * NOR Norwegian (Bokmål) (Marianne Beate Kielland) , title 1: "Stå stille!", copyright © 2012, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
    * ITA Italian (Italiano) (Arrigo Enrico Boïto) , title 1: "Fermati!"

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