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Feiger Gedanken bängliches Schwanken

Language: German (Deutsch)

Feiger Gedanken
bängliches Schwanken,
weibisches Zagen,
ängstliches Klagen
wendet kein Elend,
macht dich nicht frei.

Allen Gewalten
zum Trutz sich erhalten,
nimmer sich beugen,
kräftig sich zeigen,
rufet die Arme
der Götter herbei!



Translation(s): ENG ENG FRE 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):
    * ENG English (Emily Ezust) , title 1: "Cowardly thoughts, timid shaking", copyright ©
    * ENG English (Gary Bachlund) , title 1: "No misery", copyright © 1990, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
    * FRE French (Fran├žais) (Guy Laffaille) , title 1: "Résolution", copyright © 2010, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
    * ITA Italian (Italiano) (Ferdinando Albeggiani) , title 1: "Da tenere a mente", copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

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No misery

Language: English

Cowardly thoughts, 
timid wavering,
Lady-like hesitation, 
fearful complaints,
Turn away no misery, 
make one not free.

All force for defiance 
preserves one,
Never to bow, 
showing one's self powerful,
as the poor 
call down their gods.



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