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Dejlig er jorden

Language: Danish (Dansk)

Dejlig er jorden,
prægtig er Guds himmel,
skøn er sjælenes pilgrimsgang!
Gennem de fagre
riger på jorden
gå vi til paradis med sang!

Tider skal komme,
tider skal henrulle,
slægt skal følge slægters gang;
aldrig forstummer
tonen fra himlen
i sjælens glade pilgrimssang.

Englene sang den
først for markens hyrder,
skønt fra sjæl til sjæl det lød:
Fred over jorden!
Menneske, fryd dig,
os er i dag en frelser fød!

Translation(s): GER

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Submitted by Leif Møller


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):

  • GER German (Deutsch) (Bertram Kottmann) , title 1: "Schön ist die Erde", copyright © 2015, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Text added to the website: 2012-05-14 00:00:00.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:04:54
Line count: 18
Word count: 70

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Schön ist die Erde

Language: German (Deutsch) after the Danish (Dansk)

Schön ist die Erde,
prächtig Gottes Himmel,
schön ist der Seelen Pilgergang!
Durch all’ die Schönheit
auf dieser Erden
gehn wir zum Paradies mit Sang.

Zeiten, sie kommen,
Zeiten, sie vergehen,
in des Menschengeschlechtes Gang;
nie wird verstummen
aus Himmelshöhen
der Seelen froher Pilgersang.

Engel wohl sangen
ihn erst Feldes Hirten,
Seele um Seele vernahm’s mit Freud:
Friede auf Erden,
Menschen frohlocket,
geborn ein ew’ger Heiland heut!

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  • Translation from Danish (Dansk) to German (Deutsch) copyright © 2015 by Bertram Kottmann, (re)printed on this website with kind permission. To reprint and distribute this author's work for concert programs, CD booklets, etc., you must ask the copyright-holder(s) directly for permission. If you receive no response, you must consider it a refusal.

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Text added to the website: 2015-04-07 00:00:00.
Last modified: 2015-04-07 16:25:15
Line count: 18
Word count: 67