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Language: German (Deutsch)

Oh Qual, oh Himmel grübelnder Gedanken,
Wenn sich des Schmerzes schwere Wolken ballen;
Dann fühlst du, Mensch, die Schicksalsblitze fallen,
Du stehst und zitterst und du darfst nicht wanken. 

Du mußt dein Haupt wie ein Titane tragen,
Ob hundertmal ein Gott dein Glück zermalmte,
Lächeln, wenn dein Saat, die goldgehalmte,
Feindliche Mächte mitleidlos zerschlagen.  

Und Neid und Mißgunst, was von menschen Art ist,
Männlich erduldend mußt du es versöhnen:
Der König Schmerz wird dich zum Sieger könen,
Zum Helden, dem die Welt geoffenbart ist.

Confirmed with Deutsche Lieder von Franz Evers, Berlin: G. Grote'sche Verlagsbuchhandlung, 1895. Appears in Lebensreligion, page 57.

Submitted by Melanie Trumbull


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

Text added to the website: 2018-06-05 00:00:00.

Last modified: 2018-06-05 13:44:19

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