by Johann Anton Friedrich Reil (1773 - 1843)
Translation © by Malcolm Wren

Glaube, Hoffnung und Liebe
Language: German (Deutsch) 
Available translation(s): CAT DUT ENG
Gott! laß die Glocke glücklich steigen,
Die Töne schallen in der Luft,
Daß hell sie von der Andacht zeugen,
Zu der uns unser Glaube ruft!
An Dich, o Schöpfer, glauben wir;
Die Glockentöne hallen Dir!
 
Von Dir tönt alles Heil hernieder.
O nimm zu Deinem Lob und Ruhm
Auch unsers Dankes Töne wieder
Aus Deines Hauses Heiligthum!
Auf Deine Gnade hoffen wir,
Die Feyertöne jubeln Dir.
 
O Gottes Friede nur frohlocke,
Nur Liebe uns von diesem Thurm!
Und nie bewege sich die Glocke
Zum Unglück, Jammer, Brand und Sturm!
Zur Liebe, Liebe läute sie,
Aus Liebe nur klingt Harmonie.

Confirmed with Allgemeine Theaterzeitung und Unterhaltungsblatt für Freunde der Kunst, Literatur und des geselligen Lebens. Ein und zwanzigster Jahrgang. Nr. 117. Wien, Sonnabend den 27. September 1828. Herausgeber und Redakteur: Adolf Bäuerle.


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

  • CAT Catalan (Català) (Salvador Pila) , "Fe, esperança i amor", copyright © 2019, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , "Geloof, hoop en liefde", copyright © 2012, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Malcolm Wren) , "Faith, hope and love", copyright © 2020, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


Research team for this text: Ferdinando Albeggiani , Peter Rastl [Guest Editor]

This text was added to the website: 2008-06-21
Line count: 18
Word count: 99

Faith, hope and love
Language: English  after the German (Deutsch) 
God, may this bell ascend with good fortune,
May its notes resound in the air,
So that it can bear witness to the devotion
To which our faith calls us!
We believe in you, oh creator,
The notes of the bell reverberate for you!

All salvation comes ringing to us from you.
Oh, to your praise and glory, accept
Also the notes of our thanks returning
Out of the sanctuary of your house!
We hope for your grace,
These festive notes are in honour of you.

Oh may the peace of God sound out joyfully
With love alone out of this tower!
And may the bell never be rung
Because of an accident, lamentation, fire or storm!
Let it ring with love, with love,
Harmony is only heard as a result of love.

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This text was added to the website: 2020-06-09
Line count: 18
Word count: 133