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Symbolum

Language: German (Deutsch)

Des Maurers Wandeln, es gleicht dem Leben, und sein Bestreben,
es gleicht dem Handeln der Menschen auf Erden.
Die Zukunft denket Schmerzen und Glücke schrittweis dem Blicke;
doch ungeschrecket dringen wir vorwärts,
und schwer und schwerer hängt eine Hülle mit Ehrfurcht.
Stille ruhn oben die Sterne und unten die Gräber.
Betracht' sie genauer und siehe, so melden im Busen
der Helden sich wandelnde Schauer und ernste Gefühle.
Doch rufen von drüben die Stimmen der Meister,
versäumt nicht zu üben die Kräfte des Guten!
Hier winden sich Kronen in ewiger Stille;
die sollen mit Fülle die Tätigen lohnen!
Wir heissen Euch hoffen!


Submitted by Emily Ezust [Administrator]

Authorship

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 between May 1995 and September 2003.

Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:01:30

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