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Language: Swedish

O, du min vän, mig var i denna värld,
ej lyckan huld!  Hvarthän jag går?
Jag gär och vandrar emot bergen,
jag söker hvilan, hvilan för ett ensamt hjärta.
Jag vandrar emot hemmet, emot lugnet,
och aldrig skal jag dväljas i de fjärran rymder!

Tyst är mitt hjärta, väntar tyst sin timma.
Den kära jord, hur öffverallt
den blommar upp i vår och grönskar än på nytt!
Hur öffverallt och evigt
blåna icke fjärran rymder!
Evigt, evigt, evigt!

Submitted by Susan Treacy


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

Set in German, original text by Hans Bethge (1876 - 1946) , "Der Abschied des Freundes", copyright © by YinYang Media Verlag, (re)printed on this website with kind permission [an adaptation] CAT ENG ITA SWE FRE This text (or a part of it) is used in a work Set in German, a translation by Anonymous/Unidentified Artist , title unknown [an adaptation] FRE

Text added to the website: 2012-11-26.

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