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Song of the Silent Land

Written by: Henry Wadsworth Longfellow | Biography
 | Quotes (130) |
(Lied: Ins Stille Land) 
BY JOHANN GAUDENZ VON SALIS-SEEWIS


INTO the Silent Land! 
Ah! who shall lead us thither? 
Clouds in the evening sky more darkly gather  
And shattered wrecks lie thicker on the strand. 
Who leads us with a gentle hand 5 
Thither oh thither  
Into the Silent Land? 

Into the Silent Land! 
To you ye boundless regions 
Of all perfection! Tender morning-visions 10 
Of beauteous souls! The Future's pledge and band! 
Who in Life's battle firm doth stand  
Shall bear Hope's tender blossoms 
Into the Silent Land! 

O Land! O Land! 15 
For all the broken-hearted 
The mildest herald by our fate allotted  
Beckons and with inverted torch doth stand 
To lead us with a gentle hand 
To the land of the great Departed 20 
Into the Silent Land! 



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