Translation © by Sharon Krebs

Magst du zu dem Alten halten
Language: German (Deutsch) 
Available translation(s): ENG
Magst du zu dem Alten halten
Oder Altes neu gestalten,
Mein's nur treu und laß Gott walten!

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

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

  • ENG English (Sharon Krebs) , title 1: "Maxim", copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Researcher for this text: Harry Joelson

This text was added to the website: 2007-08-07
Line count: 3
Word count: 17

Language: English  after the German (Deutsch) 
Whether you stick to the old ways
Or shape the old ways into something new,
Just mean well and let God work!


  • Translation from German (Deutsch) to English copyright © 2011 by Sharon Krebs, (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.

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This text was added to the website: 2011-05-19
Line count: 3
Word count: 22