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Dem Vaterland

Language: German (Deutsch)

Dem Vaterland!
Das ist ein hohes helles Wort,
Das hallt durch uns're Herzen fort
Wie Waldesrauschen, Glockenklang,
Drommetenschmettern, Lerchensang,
Das fällt ein Blitz in unsre Brust,
Zu heil'ger Flamme wird die Lust!
Dem Vaterland!

Dem Vaterland!
Das Wort gibt Flügel dir, o Herz!
Flieg auf, flieg auf, schau niederwärts
Die Wälder, Ströme, Tal und Höh'n:
O deutsches Land, wie bist du schön!
Und überall klingt Liederschall
Und überall ein Widerhall:
Dem Vaterland!

Translation(s): FRE

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Submitted by Guy Laffaille [Guest Editor]


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):

  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , title 1: "Patrie !", copyright © 2014, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Text added to the website: 2014-11-25.
Last modified: 2014-11-25 11:09:52
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Patrie !

Language: French (Français) after the German (Deutsch)

C'est un grand mot brillant,
Qui résonne dans nos cœurs
Comme des forêts qui bruissent, des cloches qui sonnent,
Des trompettes tonitruantes ou le chant d'une alouette,
Qui tombe comme  un éclair dans notre sein,
la joie se change en flammes sacrées !
Patrie !

Patrie !
Le mot te donne des ailes, ô cœur !
Envole-toi, envole-toi, regarde en bas
Les forêts, les rivières, les vallées et les collines :
Ô terre allemande, comme tu es belle !
Et partout des chants résonnent
Et partout il y a un écho :
Patrie !

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