by Carl Seelig (1894 - 1962)
Translation © by Sharon Krebs

Es ist ein Licht in uns
Language: German (Deutsch) 
Available translation(s): ENG
Es ist ein Licht in uns,
Dem müssen wir folgen
Tag für Tag.
Es ist ein Glaube in uns,
Den müssen wir stärken
Stund für Stund.
Es ist eine Liebe in uns,
Die müssen wir wecken

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Confirmed with Carl Seelig, Gang durch die Dämmerung, Zürich: Verlag Oprecht, 1953, page 17


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  • ENG English (Sharon Krebs) , copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Research team for this text: Sharon Krebs [Guest Editor] , Harry Joelson

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There is a light within us
Language: English  after the German (Deutsch) 
There is a light within us,
Which we must follow
Day by day.
There is a belief in us,
Which we must strengthen
Hour by hour.
There is a love within us,
Which we must awaken

About the headline (FAQ)

Translated titles:
"Choral" = "Choral"
"Spruch" = "Maxim"
"Es ist ein Licht in uns" = "There is a light within us "


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This text was added to the website: 2011-05-19
Line count: 9
Word count: 37