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Thomas R. Lounsbury, ed. (1838–1915). Yale Book of American Verse.  1912.
 
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. 1807–1882
 
57. Song of the Silent Land
 
(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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