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Object #84 / Arnold Schönberg: On Us, Dear Sun, Do Shine

Three German folksongs, arranged for mixed chorus
First written copy
December 22, 1928

Arnold Schönberg Center, Wien

On us, dear sun, do shine,
Give us your brightest light
Melt us in love together,
Who cannot live in twain.

There on that distant mountain
Cold snow is falling deep.
A snow that cannot melt
For God’s will is command.

God’s will’s become command
The snow has melt away,
God bless you, father and mother,
I’ll never see you again.

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