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Language: German (Deutsch)

Die stille Nacht heisst niedre Sorgen schweigen,
Die Blume senkt das Haupt und schliesst sich schlummernd zu.
Was von der Erde lebt, ist aufgelöst in Ruh;
Was himmlisch ist darf sich getrost nun zeigen.

Der Sterne Heer beginnt den heil'gen Reigen
Und Liebe ist das Band das ewig sie umzieht;
Zum Herzen das geheim in gleicher Liebe glüht
Scheint sich ihr Chor so schwesterlich zu neigen.

Wohl euch, die sich der Göttlichen ergeben,
Euch sinkt was irdisch ist in ödes Nichts zurück!
Und lebtet ihr vereint nur einen Augenblick,
Euch wäre doch ein schönes Loos gegeben.

Submitted by Ferdinando Albeggiani


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