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Schlafe, ach, schlafe

Language: German

Und dürft' ich dich wecken zum Sonnenlicht
Aus Schatten des Todes, ich thät es nicht,
Ich sänke nieder an deinem Grab
Und leise raunt ich ein Lied hinab:
  Schlafe, ach, schlafe!

O laß in dein traumtiefes Kämmerlein
Kein Fünkchen des schimmernden Licht's hinein,
Denn was die Sonne dir auch verspricht,
So hell, so strahlend -- sie hält es nicht.
  Schlafe, ach, schlafe.


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

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