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Language: German

Herz, und verlangst du nicht Ruhe?
Welt ist so still, wie das Grab.
Hinter die dunkele Fluhe
Sank schon die Sonne hinab.
Horch! und die Glocke sie läutet zum Ruh'n,
Ruhe, ruhe du nun!
Läutet [dir, dir auch]1 zum Ruh'n.

Flieht nicht die herrlichste Wonne,
Ehe der Morgen erwacht?
Sind nicht erloschen der Sonne
Strahlen in finsterer Nacht?
Horch! und die Glocke sie hallt und verhallt,
Hallt, verhallt, und wie bald
Schweigest auch du, o wie bald!

Translation(s): FRE

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1 Abt: "auch dir"

Submitted by Sharon Krebs


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    * FRE French (Pierre Mathé) , "Chant du soir", copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Text added to the website: 2008-02-16.

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