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Language: German

Die ihr einem neuen Grade
Der Erkenntnis nun euch naht,
Wandert fest auf eurem Pfade,
Wißt, es ist der Weisheit Pfad.
Nur der unverdroßne Mann
Mag dem Quell des Lichts sich nah'n.

Nehmt, o Pilger, zum Geleite
Eurer Brüder Segen mit!
Vorsicht sei euch stets zur Seite;
Wißgier leite euren Schritt!
Prüft und werdet nie dem Wahn
Träger Blindheit untertan!

Rauh ist zwar des Lebens Reise,
Aber süß ist auch der Preis,
Der des Wand'rers harrt, der weise
Seine Fahrt zu nützen weiß.
Glücklich, wer einst sagen kann:
Es ist Licht auf meiner Bahn!



Translation(s): ENG FRE

Authorship

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 (Emily Ezust) , "Journey of the companions", copyright ©
    * FRE French (Guy Laffaille) , "Chant pour le voyage des compagnons", copyright © 2010, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Text added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.

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