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Die Flamme

Language: German (Deutsch)

Frei empor
Lodre die Flamme,
Und ob sie zerstöre,
Und ob sie vernichte,
Die Flamme der Liebe  -- 
Des Genius Flamme  -- 
Die Flamme der Freiheit! 

Und ob der Trunkenen viele
Hinein sich stürzen
Und taumeln und sie verdunkeln,
Die Welt an ihr irr wird  -- 

Sie war doch die Sehnsucht,
Sie ist die Erfüllung,
Und weit hinaus reinigt
Ihr Feuer die Welt. 

Confirmed with Gedichte, Berlin: Wilhelm Herk, 1888. Appears in Freie Rhythmen, page 159.

Submitted by Melanie Trumbull


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

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