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Wie eine Welle, die vom Schaum gekränzt

Language: German (Deutsch)

Wie eine Welle, die vom Schaum gekränzt
Aus blauer Flut sich voll Verlangen reckt
Und müd und schön im großen Meer verglänzt -

Wie eine Wolke, die im leisen Wind
Hinsegelnd aller Pilger Sehnsucht weckt
Und blaß und silbern in den Tag verrinnt -

Und wie ein Lied am heißen Straßenrand
Fremdtönig klingt mit wunderlichem Reim
Und dir das Herz entführt weit über Land -

So weht mein Leben flüchtig durch die Zeit,
Ist bald vertönt und mündet doch geheim
Ins Reich der Sehnsucht und der Ewigkeit.


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: 2009-05-06.

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