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Løft mig kun bort, du stærke Død

Language: Danish (Dansk)

Løft mig kun bort, du stærke Død,
Til Aandens store Lande,
Jeg gik den Vej, som Gud mig bød,
Fremad, med oprejst Pande.

Alt, hvad jeg gav, Gud, det var dit,
Min Rigdom ej jeg vidste;
hvad jeg har øvet er kun lidt,
Jeg sang som Fugl paa Kviste.

Farvel, hver Rose frisk og rød,
Farvel, I mine Kjære!
Løft mig kun bort, du stærke Død,
skjøndt her er godt at være!

Hav Tak, o Gud, for hvad du gav,
Hav Tak for hvad der kommer!
Flyv, Død, henover Tidens Hav,
Bort til en evig Sommer.

Translation(s): 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)

  • by Theodora Cormontan (1840 - 1922), "Digterens sidste Sang", op. 1 (4 Sange for en Syngestemme med Piano) no. 3, published c1880 [voice and piano], Componistens Forlag. Kjöbenhavn, Wilhelm Hansen ; Stockholm, S. Levy ; Christiania, C. Warmuth [
     text verified 1 time
  • by Edvard Grieg (1843 - 1907), "En Digters sidste Sang", op. 18 (Romanser og sanger) no. 3 (1865-9), published 1869. [
     text not verified 

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

  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , title 1: "Le dernier chant du poète", copyright © 2012, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Mark DeGarmeaux) , title 1: "The poet's last song", copyright © 2013, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

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