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Die Ehre Gottes aus der Natur Op. 48 no.5

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Sechs Lieder nach Gedichten von Gellert (Op. 48)

Die Ehre Gottes aus der Natur

Die Himmel rühmen des Ewigen Ehre;
Ihr Schall pflanzt seinen Namen fort.
Ihn rühmt der Erdkreis, ihn preisen die Meere;
Vernimm, o Mensch, ihr göttlich Wort!
Wer trägt der Himmel unzählbare Sterne?
Wer führt die Sonn aus ihrem Zelt?
Sie kommt und leuchtet und lacht uns von ferne
Und läuft den Weg gleich als ein Held.

Die Ehre Gottes aus der Natur

The heavens sing the praises of God
Resoundingly spreading his name.
The earth exalts him, the seas extol him.
Hear their divine word.
Who sustains heaven’s innumerable stars?
Who leads the sun from its resting place
To come and shine and smile on us
And like a hero run its course.
Translation copyright © by Uri Liebrecht

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Ludwig van Beethoven (baptised 17 December 1770 – 26 March 1827) was a German composer and pianist. A crucial figure in the transition between the classical and romantic eras in classical music, he remains one of the most recognized and influential musicians of this period, and is considered to be one of the greatest composers of all time.

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