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Herre, véd du, hvad du gjorde

Language: Danish (Dansk)

VALDEMAR
 Herre, véd du, hvad du gjorde.
 Da du Tove fra mig tog?
 Véd du, at det var mit sidste
 Fristed, hvorfra du mig jog?
 Herre, rødmer du ej af Skam,
 Det var den Fattiges eneste Lam !
 Herre, jeg er ogsaa Hersker,
 Jeg har lært paa Kongestol,
 Man fra sine Undersaatter
 Ta'r ej sidste Glimt af Sol.
 Herre, du er paa vilse Vej,
 Saadan vel knuser, men hersker man ej !
 Herre, dine Englehære
 Fylde Øret dig med Lov,
 Ingen Ven du har, der dadler,
 Naar du Dadel har Behov.
 Ak, og ingen er altid klar,
 Herre, lad mig derfor være din Nar!


Translation(s): FRE GER

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Confirmed with J. P. Jacobsen Udvalgte Digte, Gyldendalske Boghandel, Nordisk Vorlag, Kjøbenhavn og Kristiana, 1919


Submitted by Pierre Mathé [Guest Editor]

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  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , title unknown, copyright © 2013, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


Text added to the website: 2013-08-14.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:05:18
Line count: 19
Word count: 104

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Seigneur, savais‑tu ce que tu faisais

Language: French (Français) after the Danish (Dansk)

VALDEMAR
 Seigneur, savais-tu ce que tu faisais
 en me prenant Tove ?
 Savais-tu  que c'était mon dernier
 Refuge d'où tu m'as chassé ?
 Seigneur, tu devrais rougir de honte,
 C'était l'unique agneau du pauvre !
 Seigneur Dieu, je suis aussi un souverain,
 J'ai appris sur le trône
 que l'on ne doit pas ravir à ses sujets
 le moindre rayon de soleil.
 Tu es sur la mauvais voie,
 Celle d'un tyran, pas d'un souverain !
 Seigneur, la cohorte de tes anges
 Emplit ton oreille de louanges,
 Tu n'as pas d'ami pour te blâmer
 Quand tu mérites des réprimandes.
 Et, hélas, personne n'est toujours parfait.
 Alors, Seigneur, laisse-moi être ton bouffon !


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Text added to the website: 2013-08-14.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:05:18
Line count: 19
Word count: 110