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Bundeslied

Language: German (Deutsch)

In allen guten Stunden,
Erhöht von Lieb' und Wein,
Soll dieses Lied verbunden
Von uns gesungen seyn!
[Uns hält der Gott zusammen,
Der uns [hierher]2 gebracht.
Erneuert unsre Flammen,
Er hat sie angefacht.]1

So glühet fröhlich heute,
Seid recht von Herzen eins!
Auf, trinkt erneuter Freude
Dieß Glas des echten Weins!
Auf, in der holden Stunde
Stoßt an, und küsset treu,
Bei jedem neuen Bunde,
Die alten wieder neu!

Wer lebt in unserm Kreise,
Und lebt nicht selig drin?
Genießt die freie Weise
Und treuen Brudersinn!
So bleibt durch alle Zeiten
Herz Herzen zugekehrt;
Von keinen Kleinigkeiten
Wird unser Bund gestört. 

Uns hat ein Gott gesegnet
Mit freiem Lebensblick,
Und alles, was begegnet,
Erneuert unser Glück. 
Durch Grillen nicht gedränget,
Verknickt sich keine Lust;
Durch Zieren nicht geenget,
Schlägt freier unsre Brust.

Mit jedem Schritt wird weiter
Die rasche Lebensbahn,
Und heiter, immer heiter
Steigt unser Blick hinan.
Uns wird es nimmer bange,
Wenn alles steigt und fällt,
Und bleiben lange, lange!
Auf ewig so gesellt.


Translation(s): CAT DUT ENG FRE

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Confirmed with Goethe's Werke, Vollständige Ausgabe letzter Hand, Erster Band, Stuttgart und Tübingen, in der J.G.Cottaschen Buchhandlung, 1827, pages 130-131.

Note: this is a later version of Bundeslied.

1 omitted by Nägeli.
2 Schubert: "hieher"

Submitted by Emily Ezust [Administrator] and Melanie Trumbull and Peter Rastl [Guest Editor]

Authorship

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

Set in a modified version by Johann Friedrich Reichardt.

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

  • CAT Catalan (Català) (Salvador Pila) , "Cançó de germanor", copyright © 2016, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , "Lied van verbondenheid", copyright © 2008, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Emily Ezust) , "Comrade's Song", copyright ©
  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , "Chant d'union", copyright © 2012, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


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

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