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Schwebe, blaues Auge, schwebe

Language: German

Schwebe, blaues Auge, schwebe
Unabwendbar ob dem meinen,
Einen Frühling wirk und webe
Rings um mich in lichtem Scheinen.

Klinge, süße Stimme, klinge
An mein Herz im Tongewimmel,
Trag auf deiner Engelschwinge
Mich Verwandelten gen Himmel.

Jüngst noch Nacht und Winter war es;
Nun ists plötzlich Tag geworden,
Tag und Mai, ein wunderbares
Sein in Strahlen und Akkorden!

Überall ein Hoffnungsschiller,
Ein verheißend Frühlingswetter,
Blütenwellen, Lerchentriller,

Laß, o laß ihn nicht vergehn,
Diesen letzten Lenz der Erde,
Bis ich seine Blumen sehn,
Seine Früchte brechen werde.

Translation(s): ENG ENG 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 (Douglas Watt-Carter) , "Float, blue eyes, float", copyright © 2003, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
    * ENG English [singable] (Charles Fonteyn Manney) , "Gaze upon me, eyes of azure"
    * FRE French (Guy Laffaille) , "Flottez, yeux bleus", copyright © 2012, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

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