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Der Schmerz ist ein Schmied

Language: German (Deutsch)

Der Schmerz ist ein Schmied,
[Sein]1 Hammer ist hart,
von fliegenden Flammen
Ist heiß sein Herd;
Seinen Blasebalg bläht
Ein stoßender Sturm
Von wilden Gewalten.
Er hämmert die Herzen
Und schweißt sie mit schweren
Und harten Hieben
Zu festem Gefüge.

Gut, gut schmiedet der Schmerz.

Kein Sturm zerstört,
Kein Frost zerfrißt,
Kein Rost zerreißt,
Was der Schmerz geschmiedet.

Translation(s): ENG ENG FRE

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Musical settings (art songs, Lieder, mélodies, (etc.), choral pieces, and other vocal works set to this text), listed by composer (not necessarily exhaustive)

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  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , copyright © 2016, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Text added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.

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La douleur est un forgeron

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

La douleur est un forgeron,
Son marteau est dur,
Avec des flammes qui volent
Son foyer est brûlant ;
Son soufflet souffle
Une tempête renversante
De ses forces sauvages.
Il martèle les cœurs
Et les jette avec des coups
Pesants et éclatants
Dans une structure rigide.

Fort, fort le chagrin forge.

Aucune tempête ne détruit,
Aucun gel ne coorode,
Aucune rouille ne déchire
Ce que la douleur a forgé.

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