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Dir, Seele des Weltalls

Language: German

 Dir, Seele des Weltalls, o Sonne,
 sei heut' das erste
 der festlichen Lieder geweiht!
 O Mächtige! ohne dich lebten wir nicht;
 von dir nur kommt Fruchtbarkeit, Wärme und Licht!

Arie; Tenor:
 Dir danken wir die Freude,
 daß wir im Frühlingskleide
 die Erde wieder seh'n;
 daß laue Zephiretten
 aus süßen Blumenketten
 uns Duft entgegenweh'n.

 Dir danken wir,
 daß alle Schätze spendet
 und jeden Reiz verschwendet
 die gütige Natur,
 daß alle Lust erwachet
 und alles hüpft und lachet
 auf segenvoller Flur.

Translation(s): FRE

Submitted by Bruno Bianco


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):
    * FRE French (Guy Laffaille) , "Qu'à toi, âme de l'univers, ô Soleil", copyright © 2010, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

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