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Kraft der Erde, Licht der Sonne

Language: German (Deutsch)

 Kraft der Erde, Licht der Sonne,
 Schäumt der edle Wein; 
 Laßt, ihr Brüder, ernst und heilig
 Unsre Stimmung sein.

 Heute nicht dem Rausch der Freude,
 Nicht der eitlen Lust, 
 Nein, dem Gotte soll er gelten
 Tief in unsrer Brust.

 Gleich dem Weine warm und kräftig,
 Lauter, rein und klar, 
 Bringen wir das volle Leben
 Ihm zum Opfer dar.

 Schmach der Feigheit! Krieg der Lüge!
 Allem Schlechten Krieg! 
 Herrlich für die Freiheit sterben,
 Herrlicher der Sieg!

 Wir für Menschenrecht und Würde
 Kämpfen allzumal, 
 Weihen den gefall'nen Helden
 Funkelnd den Pokal.

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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)

Text added to the website: 2011-07-23 00:00:00.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:04:29
Line count: 21
Word count: 90

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