Translation © by Sharon Krebs

Präg', o Herz im Weltgedränge
Language: German (Deutsch) 
Available translation(s): ENG
Präg', o Herz im Weltgedränge
Dir dies goldne Sprüchwort ein:
Wär' dir nie die Welt zu enge,
Würde nie der Himmel dein.

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Confirmed with Geistliche Gedichte von Friedrich Baron de la Motte Fouqué, herausgegeben von Albertine Baronin de la Motte Fouqué, Berlin: bei W. Adolf und Comp., 1846, page 27


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  • ENG English (Sharon Krebs) , title 1: "In the bustle of the world, impress upon yourself", copyright © 2016, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

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In the bustle of the world, impress upon yourself
Language: English  after the German (Deutsch) 
In the bustle of the world, impress upon yourself,
Oh heart, this golden maxim:
If you never felt that the world was too confining,
Heaven would never be yours.


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