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Language: German (Deutsch) after the Russian (Русский)

Hier in diese 
hat des Himmels 
und bewohnt sie 
als Gebieter.

Von der Wiege 
bis zum Grabe
führt die Erde 
mit dem Geiste 
Krieg; die Erde 
will nicht Sklavin 
sein, unmöglich 
aber ist ihrs, 
diese Last von 
sich zu streifen.
Und dem Geist des 
Himmels ist es 
auch unmöglich,
sich mit dieser 
zu verbünden.

Wann ist dieser 
Streit beendet?
Wer wird siegen?
Gott mag's wissen!
Tief verborgen 
ist der Sinn in 
diesem Rätsel.

Submitted by Malcolm Wren [Guest Editor]


Based on

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: 2015-10-04 00:00:00.

Last modified: 2015-10-04 15:37:30

Line count: 31
Word count: 78

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