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Language: German

Und ich sitz' am offnen Fenster 
Blickend in die Nacht hinaus;
Drüben glänzen noch die Lichter
In dem heißgeliebten Haus'.

Alles ist so still und ruhig,
Nur die Lüft' und Wolken zieh'n. 
Alles ist so kalt und schweigsam,
Und nur meine Schmerzen glüh'n. --

Gebt, o gebt mir, heil'ge Sterne 
Einen Strahl und einen Laut, 
Daß, wenn ich den Laut ihr sende,
Sich der Strahl zur Brücke baut;

Daß er ihr allein verständlich, 
Daß er ihr nur sichtbar ist,
Daß sie im Gebet des Abends 
Ihre Sängers nicht vergißt!

Translation(s): ENG


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 (Michael P. Rosewall) , "Adelheid", copyright © 2012, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Text added to the website: 2011-02-04.

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