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Feiger Gedanken

Language: German (Deutsch)

Feiger Gedanken
bängliches Schwanken,
weibisches Zagen,
ängstliches Klagen
wendet kein Elend,
macht dich nicht frei.

Allen Gewalten
zum Trutz sich erhalten,
nimmer sich beugen,
kräftig sich zeigen,
rufet die Arme
der Götter herbei!


Translation(s): DUT ENG ENG FRE ITA

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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: "Cowardly thoughts, timid shaking", copyright ©
  • ENG English (Gary Bachlund) , title 1: "No misery", copyright © 1990, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , title 1: "Résolution", copyright © 2010, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Ferdinando Albeggiani) , title 1: "Da tenere a mente", copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , copyright © 2015, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


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

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Cowardly thoughts, timid shaking

Language: English after the German (Deutsch)

Cowardly thoughts,
timid shaking,
womanish hesitation,
fearful lamentation -
they ward off no misery,
they do not make you free.

Gathering all your forces
for the offensive
never to give way,
showing yourself powerful:
this calls the arms
of the Gods to your side!


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Based on
  • a text in German (Deutsch) by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749 - 1832), "Beherzigung" DUT FRE ITA
      • This text was set to music by the following composer(s): Gary Bachlund, Johannes Brahms, Paul Geilsdorf, Cor de Groot, Otto Klemperer, Johann Friedrich Reichardt, Bernard Reichel, Ernest Vietor, Hermann Hans Wetzler, Hugo Wolf, Alexander Zemlinsky. Go to the text.

 

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

Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:01:30
Line count: 12
Word count: 44