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Et Håb

Language: Danish (Dansk)

Jeg kunde juble for alle Vinde
min Glæde ud! Vil man den forstå?
Nei, bedst jeg varsomt den lukker inde
her hos mig selv i mit Hjertes Vrå.

Mit Hjerte brænder, det bæver, banker
i Takten, o, til en Jubelsang!
Mit Hoved gløder af Vårens Tanker.
Hvor vild og lystelig deres Gang.

Foran mit Øre det bruser, sjunger
som Tonerne fra et Englekor.
Med tusind sladrende, søde Tunger,
det røber mig, hvad i Fremtid bor.

Ak! tør jeg tro det! Jeg vil så gjerne.
Hvor Håbet flammer og kaster Skin!
Ud fra det tause, det dunkle Fjerne
en Stjerne stråler - og det er min!

Translation(s): ENG FRE GER

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Submitted by Emily Ezust [Administrator]


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:

  • Also set in German (Deutsch), a translation by Anonymous/Unidentified Artist , title 1: "Hoffnung" ENG FRE by Paul Pfitzner, Anton Eberhardt.

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

  • ENG English (Nigel Parker) , title 1: "Hope", copyright © 2013, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , title 1: "Un espoir", copyright © 2015, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Text added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.

Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:01:44
Line count: 16
Word count: 105

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Language: English after the Danish (Dansk)

I could display for all the winds
my joy. Would it be understood?
No, rather enclose it
here in my self, in the recesses of my heart.

My heart burns, trembles, beats to
the rhythm of my rejoicing song,
My head glows with thoughts of spring,
How wild and joyfully they flow!

Past my ears they flow and sound
like song of angels.
A thousand gossiping, sweet tongues
revealing the future.

Can I dare to believe it,
There where hope burns and sheds its skin,
From the silent and far off distance
A glittering star shines, and it's mine!

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Text added to the website: 2013-04-02.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:05:09
Line count: 16
Word count: 99