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Thread #165932 Message #3985551
Posted By: keberoxu
02-Apr-19 - 12:56 PM
Thread Name: German: Jesus mit seinen Juengern am Meere
Subject: German: anyone recognize this lyric?
This is a Christian lyric, in German,
and no one knows where it came from.
It turns up in the vocal music composed by
This nineteenth-century Lieder composer is very discriminating
in his choice of song lyrics,
he is not like Schubert who would set anything and everything to music.
So it's a little ... odd ... that composer Loewe obscures
the origin of the words of his song.
I wonder if maybe Loewe wrote the words himself and
didn't want to say as much??
Anyway the lyric is simple and direct, part of its appeal.
This is the familiar story from the Gospel,
about Jesus calming the wind and the waves
while in a boat on open water
[NOT the walking-on-water story -- a different incident]
Lyrics begin in next post.