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Ich darf nicht dankend

Language: German (Deutsch)

Ich darf nicht dankend an dir niedersinken ·
Du bist vom geist der flur aus der wir stiegen:
Will sich mein trost an deine wehmut schmiegen
So wird sie zucken um ihm abzuwinken.

Verharrst du bei dem quälenden beschlusse
Nie deines leides nähe zu gestehen
Und nur mit ihm und mir dich zu ergehen
Am eisigklaren tief-entschlafnen flusse?


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

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