by Peter Rosegger (1843 - 1918)
Translation © by Michael P. Rosewall

In Gottes Namen aufstehn
Language: German (Deutsch) 
Available translation(s): ENG FRE
In Gottes Namen aufstehn,
gegen Gott gehen,
gegen Gott treten,
zum himmlischen Vater beten,
daß er uns verleih
lieb Englein drei:
der erste, der uns weist,
der zweite, der uns speist,
der dritt, der uns behüt und bewahrt,
daß uns an Leib und Seel nichts widerfahrt.

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

  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , title 1: "Au nom de Dieu se lever", copyright © 2009, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Michael P. Rosewall) , title 1: "In God's name, arise", copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Researcher for this text: Jeroen Scholten

Text added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:01:19
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In God's name, arise
Language: English  after the German (Deutsch) 
In God's name, arise,
Venture toward God,
Walk toward God,
Pray to the heavenly father
That he might bestow to us
Three beloved spirits:
The first, who guides us
The second, who nourishes us
The third, who guards and preserves us,
That no misfortune befall body or soul.


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Text added to the website: 2011-01-24 00:00:00
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:04:13
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Word count: 48