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Großer Brahma! Nun erkenn ich, Daß du Schöpfer bist der Welten! Dich als meinen Herrscher nenn ich; Denn du läßest alle gelten. Und verschließest auch dem Letzten Keines von den tausend Ohren; Uns, die tief herabgesetzten, Alle hast du neu geboren. Wendet euch zu dieser Frauen, Die der Schmerz zur Göttin wandelt! Nun beharr ich anzuschauen Den, der einzig wirkt und handelt.
- by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749 - 1832), "Dank des Paria", appears in Goethe's Werke. Vollständige Ausgabe, letzter Hand, Band III, in 1. Lyrisches, in Paria, no. 3 [author's text not yet checked against a primary source]
Musical settings (art songs, Lieder, mélodies, (etc.), choral pieces, and other vocal works set to this text), listed by composer (not necessarily exhaustive)
- by Carl Loewe (1796 - 1869), "Dank des Paria", op. 58 no. 3 (1836), from Paria, no. 3 [sung text checked 1 time]
- by Hugo Wolf (1860 - 1903), "Dank des Paria", 1888-9, published 1891 [ voice and piano ], from Goethe-Lieder, no. 30, Mainz, Schott [sung text checked 1 time]
Available translations, adaptations or excerpts, and transliterations (if applicable):
- ENG English (Knut W. Barde) , "Pariah's prayer of thanks", copyright © 2006, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
- FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , "Action de grâce du paria", copyright © 2009, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
- ITA Italian (Italiano) (Ferdinando Albeggiani) , "Ringraziamento del Paria", copyright © 2013, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
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This text was added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.
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Great Brahma! Now I realize That you are the creator of worlds! I name you as my Lord; Because you value everyone. Even towards the least You do not close your thousand ears; We, who are placed at the very bottom, all you have born anew. Go ahead and turn towards this woman, A goddess formed by pain! Now I insist to look upon you Who alone creates and acts.
- Translation from German (Deutsch) to English copyright © 2006 by Knut W. Barde, (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.
- a text in German (Deutsch) by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749 - 1832), "Dank des Paria", appears in Goethe's Werke. Vollständige Ausgabe, letzter Hand, Band III, in 1. Lyrisches, in Paria, no. 3
This text was added to the website: 2006-03-24
Line count: 12
Word count: 70