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Det danske Brød paa Sletten gror 

Language: Danish (Dansk)

Det danske brød på sletten gror
med liflighed og sødme,
det bæres ind med smil af mor
i morgensolens rødme.
Det lægger kraft i knøsens arm,
det runder fint den jomfrubarm,
hvor ømhedsvældet gyldenvarm
går ind i hjerteslaget.

Den danske mand er fredens mand,
han buldrer ej og støjer,
hans fædreland er hjemmets land,
han nynner, mens han pløjer.
Hans ånd har sky for krigens færd,
hans plovjern er hans riddersværd,
og helst han vil sit sande værd
i ærligt arbejd' stempe.

Den danske viv, den danske mor,
hun som vi hustru kalde,
hun dækker op sit hvide bord
og sysler om os alle.
Hun er vor sol i livets slud,
vor stue gør hun lys og prud,
og deler der Guds gaver ud,
så alle munde mættes.

Det danske barn med kinden rød,
det leger under lider,
mens krig og pest og sult og død
igennem verden rider.
I skærm af hjemmets hyldetræ
det pludrer trygt ved moders knæ,
mens blodet farver bjerg og bræ
i alle himmelegne.

Så er vort land et lykkeland
med fredens stille dyder,
hvor der er nok til mø og mand
i spande som i gryder.
Så gå da ud, vort danske brød,
gør sulten tavs, giv kinden glød
og fri fra sot og landenød
sålangt din sødme rækker! 


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: 2011-05-20 00:00:00.

Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:04:23

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