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Language: German (Deutsch)

Der Mondschein, der ist schon verblichen,
die finstre Nacht ist hingeschlichen;
steh auf, du edle Morgenröt',
zu dir all mein Vertrauen steht.

Phöbus, ihr Vorbot' wohlgeziert,
hat schon den Wagen angeschirrt,
die Sonnenross' sind vorgespannt,
Zügel ruht in seiner Hand.

Ihr Vorbot', der Don Lucifer,
schwebt allbereits am Himmel her,
er hat die Wolken aufgeschlossen,
die Erd' mit seinem Tau begossen.

O fahrt vor ihr Schlafkämmerlein,
weckt leis die süße Liebste mein,
verkündet ihr, was ich euch sag':
Mein Dienst, mein Gruß, ein' guten Tag.

Doch müßt ihr sie fein züchtig wecken,
dabei meine heimliche Lieb' entdecken,
sollt sagen, wie ihr Diener wacht
so kummervoll die ganze Nacht.

Schaut für mich an die gelben Haar',
ihr Hälslein blank, ihr Äuglein klar;
küßt ihr für mich den roten Mund
und, wenn sie's leid't, die Brüstlein rund.

Translation(s): ENG ITA FRE


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

Available translations, adaptations, and transliterations (if applicable):
    * ENG English (Emily Ezust) , title 1: "Messengers from Heaven", copyright ©
    * ITA Italian (Italiano) (Amelia Maria Imbarrato) , title 1: "Messaggeri del cielo", copyright © 2005, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
    * FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , title unknown, copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

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