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Language: German (Deutsch)

Seh' ich im verfallnen, dunkeln
Haus die alten Waffen hangen, 
Zornig aus dem Roste funkeln,
Wenn der Morgen aufgegangen,
Und den letzten Klang verflogen,
Wo im wilden Zug der Wetter,
Aufs gekreuzte Schwert gebogen,
Einst gehaust des Landes Retter;

Und ein neu Geschlecht von Zwergen
Schwindelnd um die Felsen klettern,
Frech, wenn's sonnig auf den Bergen,
Feige krümmend sich in Wettern,
Ihres Heilands Blut und Tränen
Spottend noch einmal verkaufen,
Ohne Klage, Wunsch und Sehnen
In der Zeiten Strom ersaufen;

Denk' ich dann, wie du gestanden
Treu, da niemand treu geblieben:
Möcht' ich, über unsre Schande
Tiefentbrannt in zorn'gem Lieben,
Wurzeln in der Felsen Marke,
Und empor zu Himmels Lichten
Stumm anstrebend, wie die starke
Riesentanne, mich aufrichten.

Translation(s): ENG

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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, and transliterations (if applicable):

  • ENG English (Emily Ezust) , title 1: "Anger", copyright ©

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

Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:01:27

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