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Language: German (Deutsch)

Ich steh am Strom um Mitternacht.
Er drängt die Wogen, die vollen,
Durch steinerne Pfeiler mit Macht, mit Macht,
Und treibt ans Ufer die Schollen.

Vom Bergland treibt die Hochflut her
Mit mächtigem wildem Rauschen,
Sie drängt hernieder, herab zum Meer.
Ich muss dem Klange lauschen.

Im Herzen braust mir Hochflut auch.
Ich fühle die stolzen Wellen,
Den mächtigen, eiszersprengenden Hauch,
Das Drängen und Überschwellen.

Ich hab dem vollen Klang gelauscht
Und frag' mich froh gemutet
Woher der Liebesstrom gerauscht,
Wohin er treibt und flutet?

Er kommt, er kommt, von dir daher
Und will bei dir auch schliessen.
O wunderbar, dass Quell und Meer
In Eins zusammenfliessen!

Submitted by Sharon Krebs


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

Text added to the website: 2007-06-19.

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