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O Freund, mein Schirm, mein Schutz!

Language: German (Deutsch)

O Freund, mein Schirm, mein Schutz!
O Freund, mein Schmuck, mein Putz!
Mein Stolz, mein Trost, mein Trutz!

Mein Bollwerk, o mein Schild!
Wo's einen Kampf mir gilt,
Flücht ich zu deinem Bild.

Wenn mich in Jammerschlucht
Die Welt zu drängen sucht,
Nehm' ich zu dir die Flucht.

Ob sie mir Bitt'res bot,
Mit Bittrerem mir droht,
So klag' ich dir die Not.

Du schickest ohn ein Wort
Des Trostes mich nicht fort,
Du bist und bleibst mein Hort.

Der Erde Weh ist Scherz,
Hier leg ich an dein Herz
Mich selbst und meinen Schmerz.

O Welt, was du mir tust,
Ich ruh in stiller Lust
An meines Freundes Brust!

Translation(s): DUT 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)

Available translations, adaptations or excerpts, and transliterations (if applicable):

  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , "Lied 'O vriend!'", copyright © 2013, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Harald Krebs) , "Song", copyright © 2009, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , "Chant", copyright © 2013, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

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

Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:01:48

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Word count: 110

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