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Ich würd' auf meinem Pfad

Language: German

Ich würd' auf meinem Pfad' mit Tränen
Oft hin zum fernen Ende seh'n,
Säh' ich nicht Kenner meiner Leiden
So mitleidsvoll am Wege steh'n.

Den Sonnenbrand, der mich entkräftet,
Den Blitz, der meinem Scheitel droht,
Den sieht mein Freund und tritt mir näher
Und ruft: »Ich kenne deine Not.«

Zwar schmerzt es mich, daß er den Jammer
Mit ansieht und, zur Hälfte schwach,
Nichts weiter kann, als mit mir trauern.
Doch ruft mein Herz: »Er weint dir nach.«

Dann brech' ich mutig durch die Dornen:
»Er sieht mich bluten,« sprech' ich dann.
Und wenn ich einst, verblutet, falle,
Dann sag' er: »Der stieg felsenan.«



Translation(s): FRE ITA DUT

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):
    * FRE French (Guy Laffaille) , "Je regarderai avec des larmes sur mon chemin", copyright © 2010, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
    * ITA Italian (Ferdinando Albeggiani) , "Io guarderei, sul mio sentiero, in lacrime", copyright © 2010, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
    * DUT Dutch [singable] (Lau Kanen) , "Ik zou vaak op mijn pad", copyright © 2013, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

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