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Der Stern

Language: German (Deutsch)

Ich sehe ihn wieder den lieblichen Stern;
er winket hernieder, er nahte mir gern;
er wärmet und funkelt, je näher er kömmt,
die andern verdunkelt, die Herzen beklemmt.

Die Haare im Fliegen er eilet mir zu,
das Volk träumt von Siegen, ich träume von Ruh.
Die andern sich deuten die Zukunft daraus,
vergangene Zeiten mir leuchten ins Haus.

Translation(s): SPA ENG FRE

Submitted by Walter Riemer


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):
    * SPA Spanish (Español) (Juan Henríquez Concepción) , title 1: "La estrella", copyright © 2008, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
    * ENG English (Joel Ayau) , title 1: "The star", copyright © 2008, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
    * FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , title 1: "L'étoile", copyright © 2013, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

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