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Mitt hjarta har vore i livsens strid

Language: Norwegian (Nynorsk)

Mitt hjarta [har vore i livsens]1 strid,
og mangt eit sår hev det [fengi]2;
det låg sjukt og sårt i so mang ei rid,
men endå [har det]3 til denne tid
frå leiken med livet [gjengi]4.

Men ær på ær etter sår på sår
der er på kvar [einaste]5 sida,
og upp dei brjota kvar evig vår,
når lauvet spretter og isen går
og gauken gjeler i lida.

Men blomar bløma i desse ær,
og blømande blom er tåret.
Det soleis også med jordi er:
når regn og dogg ho frå himlen fær,
so veksa blomar i såret.


Translation(s): DAN FRE GER

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1 Sinding: "hev vore i livets"
2 Sinding: "fenge"
3 Sinding: "det hev"
4 Sinding: "gjenge"
5 Sinding: "einast"

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

  • DAN Danish (Dansk) [singable] (Gustav Hetsch) , title 1: "Mit Hjærte"
  • GER German (Deutsch) [singable] (Wilhelm Henzen) , title 1: "Mein Herz"
  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , title 1: "Blessures", copyright © 2012, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


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Mein Herz

Language: German (Deutsch) after the Norwegian (Nynorsk)

Mein Herz hat gestanden im Lebensstreit
und manchen Schlag hingenommen.
Sein Schicksal war lauter Feindseligkeit
und doch ist es bis zu dieser Zeit
mit dem Leben davon gekommen.

Doch Narb' um Narb' in der Jahre Lauf,
Die zeugen von mancher Wunde,
Die brechen in jeglichem Frühling auf,
Wenn das Eis zerschmilzt und es grünt darauf
Und der Kukuk bringt frohe Kunde.

Doch Blumen entspriessen der Narben Spur,
Wenn Thränen sie heimlich begossen.
So geht es ja auch mit Gottes Natur:
Wenn Regenwetter vom Himmel fuhr,
lässt Blumen aus Wunden sie sprossen.


From the Sinding score.

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Text added to the website: 2009-07-22.
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