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The Lied, Art Song, and Choral Texts Archive

Die Zufriedenheit im niedrigen Stande

Language: German

Ich trachte nicht nach solchen Dingen,
Die hoch und zu gefährlich sind;
Mein Geist sucht nirgends durchzudringen,
Als wo er leichte Bahne findt.
Ich ruhe sanft bis an den Morgen,
Wenn mancher, welcher voller Sorgen
Nach eitler Hoffnung ängstlich ringt,
Der blinden Göttin Weihrauch bringt.



Translation(s): ITA

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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):
    * ITA Italian (Ferdinando Albeggiani) , "La gioia di un'umile condizione", copyright © 2010, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

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