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Dreyfach ist der Schritt der Zeit

Language: German (Deutsch)

Dreyfach ist der Schritt der Zeit,
Zögernd kommt die Zukunft hergezogen,
Pfeilschnell ist das Jetzt entflogen,
Ewig still steht die Vergangenheit.

Keine Ungeduld beflügelt
Ihren Schritt, wenn sie verweilt.
Keine Furcht, kein Zweifeln zügelt
Ihren Lauf, wenn sie enteilt.
Keine Reu, kein Zaubersegen
Kann die stehende bewegen.

Möchtest du beglückt und weise
Endigen des Lebens Reise,
Nimm die Zögernde zum Rath,
Nicht zum Werkzeug deiner That.
Wähle nicht die Fliehende zum Freund,
Nicht die Bleibende zum Feind.


Translation(s): DUT ENG FRE

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F. Schubert sets stanzas 1-2 in (at least) one setting - see below for more information
F. Schubert sets stanza 1 in (at least) one setting - see below for more information
F. Schubert sets stanza 1 in (at least) one setting - see below for more information

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Submitted by Martin-Beatus Meier and Peter Rastl

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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):

  • ENG English (Malcolm Wren) , copyright © 2016, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , title 1: "Spreuken van Confucius", copyright © 2010, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , title 1: "Sentence de Confucius", copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


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