Translation © by Marianne Beate Kielland

Language: German (Deutsch) 
Available translation(s): ENG FRE NOR
Gib mir deine Hand,
Nur den Finger, dann
Seh ich diesen ganzen Erdkreis
Als mein Eigen an!

O, wie blüht mein Land!
Sieh dir's doch nur an.
Daß es mit uns über die Wolken
In die Sonne kann!


Musical settings (art songs, Lieder, mélodies, (etc.), choral pieces, and other vocal works set to this text), listed by composer (not necessarily exhaustive)

Settings in other languages, adaptations, or excerpts:

  • Also set in English, a translation by Clifford Bax (1886 - 1962) FRE NOR ; composed by Arnold Edward Trevor Bax, Sir.

Other available translations, adaptations or excerpts, and transliterations (if applicable):

  • ENG English (Bertram Kottmann) , "Elevation", copyright © 2007, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , "Élévation", copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • NOR Norwegian (Bokmål) (Marianne Beate Kielland) , "Opphøyelse", copyright © 2012, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Researcher for this text: Emily Ezust [Administrator]

Text added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:01:25
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Word count: 38

Language: Norwegian (Bokmål)  after the German (Deutsch) 
Gi meg din hånd,
men kun fingeren, da
ser jeg den hele verden
som om den var min egen.

Å, hvor mitt land blomstrer!
Betrakt det og se
at med oss kan det stige opp over skyene
og helt til solen!


  • Translation from German (Deutsch) to Norwegian (Bokmål) copyright © 2012 by Marianne Beate Kielland, (re)printed on this website with kind permission. To reprint and distribute this author's work for concert programs, CD booklets, etc., you may ask the copyright-holder(s) directly or ask us; we are authorized to grant permission on their behalf. Please provide the translator's name when contacting us.

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Text added to the website: 2012-02-20 00:00:00
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:04:47
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Word count: 41