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Der Stern von Bethlehem

Language: German

Ein Sternlein funkelt am Himmelszeit,
das Fürte drei Weise zum Herrn der Weit.
Hoch über der Krippe ganz fest es stand;
Christ ward gefunden, der Stern verschwand.
"Was ward aus dem Sternlein?" thut's Büblein fragen.
Büblein, höre nur, das will ich dir sagen;
Nun leuchtet und funkelt in weiter Fern'
an Gottes Throne der holde Stern.
Doch einmal im Jahre erglüht er mit Macht
den seligen Engeln in heiliger Nacht.
Dran zündet das Christkind viel Lichterchen an,
die bringt uns am Christbaum der Weihnachtsmann.
Drum strahlen sie helle wie Himmelsschein
in alle Herzen beglückend hinein.
In ihrem Glanze verstummt jedes Leid.
O fröhliche, selige Weihnachtszeit!
O sel'ge Weihnachtszeit!

Translation(s): ENG

Submitted by Barbara Miller


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Available translations, adaptations, and transliterations (if applicable):
    * ENG English [singable] (John Bernhoff) , "The Star of Bethlehem"

Text added to the website: 2004-12-20.

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