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Oh Germany in high esteem

Text by Ludwig Bauer and melody by Henry Hugo Pierson in 1859


Oh Germany in high esteem,
you sacred land of loyality,
always lights your fame´s shine,
in east and west anew!
You stand firm as thy mountains,
against the force of the enemy and deception,
and like the eagle's flight from the nest
your spirit will fly.

Hold out! Hold out!
Let waft up the banner!
Show him, show the enemy,
that we stand together faithfully!
He dares to test our old strength,
when the battle-cry rages against us!
| : Hold out in the roaring storm! : |

Remember your fathers!
Remember the great age.
As Germany's good knight´s sword,
was victorious in every battle!
These are the old swords still,
this is the german heart.
You´ll never bring us back to the yoke,
we´ll stand firmly like iron!

Hold out! Hold out!
Let waft up the banner!
Show proudly, show the world
that we stand together faithfully.
That old german strength will be proved,
no matter if the peace shines, or the war rages against us.
| : Hold out in the roaring storm! : |

Raise the hands to the Lord,
he´ll protect it forever.
The beautiful country, from every enemy,
high fly, german eagle!
The beloved land gets safety and protection,
be ready, german arm!
We offer all enemies defiance,
And spare no dispute.


Hold out! Hold out!
Let waft up the banner!
Let us faithfully and boldly
go with the first peoples!
That german spirit and strength will be tested,
when the storm rages us!
| : Hold out in the roaring storm! : |
Another old patriotic german folk-march from the 19th century.

It was in a time-period, when no german nation existed, but many small states and many patriotic movements tried to show the people, that an united Reich must be formed, to be able to defend the homeland against the other european super-powers.

This is just a historical song, I don´t want to insult any nation, I respect all patriots and their fatherlands.

Youtube-Video without lyrics:

[link]

German Wikipedia-site:

[link]

German lyrics:

1. O Deutschland hoch in Ehren,
Du heil'ges Land der Treu,
Stets leuchte deines Ruhmes Glanz
In Ost und West aufs neu!
Du stehst wie deine Berge fest
Gen Feindes Macht und Trug,
Und wie des Adlers Flug vom Nest
geht deines Geistes Flug.



Haltet aus! Haltet aus!
Lasset hoch das Banner wehn!
Zeiget ihm, zeigt dem Feind,
Daß wir treu zusammen stehn,
Daß sich unsre alte Kraft erprobt,
Wenn der Schlachtruf uns entgegen tobt!
| : Haltet aus im Sturmgebraus! : |

2. Gedenket eurer Väter!
Gedenkt der großen Zeit
Da Deutschlands gutes Ritterschwert
Gesiegt in jedem Streit!
Das sind die alten Schwerter noch,
Das ist das deutsche Herz:
Die schlagt ihr nimmermehr ins Joch,
Sie dauern fest wie Erz!



Haltet aus! Haltet aus!
Lasset hoch das Banner wehn!
Zeiget stolz, zeigt der Welt,
Daß wir treu zusammenstehn,
Daß sich alte deutsche Kraft erprobt,
Ob uns Friede strahlt, ob Krieg umtobt!
| : Haltet aus im Sturmgebraus! : |

3. Zum Herrn erhebt die Hände:
Er schirm' es immerdar,
Das schöne Land, vor jedem Feind.
Hoch steige, deutscher Aar!
Dem teuren Lande Schirm und Schutz
Sei, deutscher Arm, bereit!
Wir bieten jedem Feinde Trutz
Und scheuen keinen Streit.



Haltet aus! Haltet aus!
Lasset hoch das Banner wehn!
Lasset uns treu und kühn
Mit den ersten Völkern gehn!
Daß sich deutscher Geist und Kraft erprobt,
Wenn das Ungewitter uns umtobt!
| : Haltet aus im Sturmgebraus! : |
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:iconhashashin619:
Hashashin619 Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
sehr schönes lied, danke fürs hochladen!
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Arminius1871 Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hey vielen Dank, gerne :)
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Papriko Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2012
Beautiful picture. Hoch lebe Germania! <3
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Arminius1871 Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ohja ich liebe das Bild auch, ohne dass ich die Franzosen nicht respektieren würde, aber damals haben wirs ihnen gezeigt XD
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Papriko Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2012
Ich mag deine Denkweise. Mehr Leute sollten diese Mentalität besitzen: Pro Deutschland, aber Contra Niemand. Stolz und Friedensliebe sollten Hand in Hand gehen. :D
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Arminius1871 Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Danke :) Ich finde es einfach lächerlich, wenn man ein ganzes Volk hasst, wenn jemand an einem Krieg schuld ist, dann die Regierungen und ihre Helfer.
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SWR-A Featured By Owner May 24, 2012
Genial!
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Arminius1871 Featured By Owner May 24, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ich liebe das Lied, ich kenne viele verschiedene Versionen, es gibt auch welche mit Gesang.
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Hildugard Featured By Owner May 23, 2012  Student Artist
Here's another good link. [link]
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Arminius1871 Featured By Owner May 25, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for that I used it!
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Hildugard Featured By Owner May 23, 2012  Student Artist
The Lyrics are gr8 but the music rather boring, I just found this [link] on the Related sidebar which sounds pretty cool.
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julius1880 Featured By Owner May 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Sehr Gut!
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Arminius1871 Featured By Owner May 23, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Danke Kamerad ;)
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julius1880 Featured By Owner May 24, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Es ist gut.
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Aellostriker2 Featured By Owner May 22, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
the German valkyrie pawns the French maiden?
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Arminius1871 Featured By Owner May 23, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yes, because at that time there was an event called Rheinkrise. After Napoleon was long dead, but the Germans still knew, the French want to steal the Rheinland, the new government wanted that land again. But the Germans, that were already patriotic now, would never allow that and so many songs and such pictures were made to show: No way!!!
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Aellostriker2 Featured By Owner May 23, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
& there were Germans living in Rheinland?
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Arminius1871 Featured By Owner May 23, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Of course the Rhein is our holy river, along the whole Rhein live ethnic Germans. The only reason why the French wanted is, that they wanted a river as perfect border, also talking about old roman provinces. And they didn´t care who lives there.

The only region they could steatl was Elsass-Lothringen sadly...we got it back after 1871, but they stole it again after every world-war.

Of course not the normal french people, but the kings and governments did it.

And after ww 2. they forced all Germans there to become French and to speak only French, that´s why the german language there is nearly dead.
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Aellostriker2 Featured By Owner May 23, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
'Rhein' --reminds me of 'Rheingold' I wonder why. I guess Europe really was chaotic at that time, unlike today w/c seems to be the calmest of all continents. Forcing all Germans to speak French? I kinda imagine how it feels to have the culture you`ve grown throughout your entire life, about to be killed by a dominant outsider. but do they still speak Deutsch or just a few of them (old folks)?
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Arminius1871 Featured By Owner May 24, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Europe had all few decades a war once XD
Yes at the moment it´s rather calm here, I´m excited if anything interesting will happen here in my life^^

Elsass-Lothringen is a bit difficult. There lived already in ancient times Germanics, and later the german tribe of the Alemannen settled there. There was a famous german university-city called Strassburg and it was german thru the whole middlegage.
But then after the 30-years-war (1618-1648) there were about 300 small german states and they were weak. But France was an united strong empire and so they took their chance and stole many westgerman regions.
They tried to make them French, but they spoke german all the time.

Then in 1871, when Prussia won against France together with the Southgermans, they could get back Elsass-Lothringen at last.
After 1918 we lost it again, and the antigerman French at that time forbid them to speak German.
Then during the 2. ww we conquered it again. But because we lost, the French got it again after 1945, without any votes and since then German is dying out there.
On the countryside some younger people speak German, too, but in the cities only the old ones as far as I know...it´s so sad.
Even Südtirol has a better situation. Italy got that german territory too, and tried to make the Germans there Italians, but still 66% of them speak German at least.
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Gurt-B-Froe Featured By Owner May 22, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
This a good song. :)
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Arminius1871 Featured By Owner May 22, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks^^ I know it´s pathetic, but sometimes I love that XD
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Gurt-B-Froe Featured By Owner May 22, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
I like a lot of songs like this one. :D
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Arminius1871 Featured By Owner May 23, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh then I try to make even more the next time^^

Btw. if you find a mistake in the english lyrics, let me know that, my English isn´t perfect XD
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Gurt-B-Froe Featured By Owner May 23, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
O.k. :D
Well, The phrase "enemy- force" isn't exactly hyphenated... "fame-shine" isn't hyphenated either.
I'm not sure "knight-sword" is hyphenated either...

Other than that, it's a good translation. You've gotten pretty good with your English.
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Arminius1871 Featured By Owner May 24, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ah thanks! Yes that words make sense in German, but maybe not so much in English XD But I wonder, what is wrong about knight-sword, it´s just the sword of a knight, is it wrong that way?

Well I know in German you can build endless long words and we connect everything together and in English you like to make short words usually^^

Thanks for the compliment, but I had also a bit help from Google translator XD
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Gurt-B-Froe Featured By Owner May 24, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
Hmmmm, usually a hyphenated words kinda denote the same thing, I think a better rendering would be "knight's sword" as to avoid any confusion or anything like that.

Well, in English we do have a ridiculously long word like this one: [link]

I checked Google too, but I wouldn't rely on it for entire paragraphs and documents; but it is good for translating small sentences and individual words and things like that. :D
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Arminius1871 Featured By Owner May 24, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
HAHAHAHA, oh mein Gott that word is awful, but funny XD

Thanks for your help, I changed it^^
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Caturday2 Featured By Owner May 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
The French imperialists shall not take our German Rhineland!!!
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Arminius1871 Featured By Owner May 22, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Jawoll!^^ Indeed Napoleon was welcomed at first, but when they got that he wants more and more, more land, more money, more, war more soldiers he started to become a monster for the Germans. And that leaded to the patriotic-democratic movements later on^^
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Becky123190 Featured By Owner May 22, 2012
Beautiful
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Arminius1871 Featured By Owner May 22, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you very much :)
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cloud-koibito-gurl Featured By Owner May 22, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
What wonderful lyrics, It's a true testament to German national pride.

Your patriotism is really outstanding, it's nice to see someone who has genuine pride in his country. I salute you. :D
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Arminius1871 Featured By Owner May 22, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you very much!

Yes that were better times, and at that time these were songs about defending Germany, and not being imperialistic, because the patriotic-democratic movements did it.

And that´s how we should all think, be proud and save our culture, but also respect the other ones.
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DasBlondeBiest Featured By Owner May 22, 2012
Quite beautiful. Thank you for this inspiring deviation!
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Arminius1871 Featured By Owner May 22, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
YOu´re welcome! I try to make more in the next time, I didn´t submit anything for so long XD
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mayela Featured By Owner May 22, 2012
Beautiful lyrics :love:
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Arminius1871 Featured By Owner May 22, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you very much for that compliment :)
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