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Margarete Münsterberg, ed., trans.  A Harvest of German Verse.  1916.
 
German Land Above All Others
By Heinrich Hoffman von Fallersleben (1798–1874)
 
GERMAN land, above all others,
Dear above all other lands,
Like a faithful host of brothers
Evermore united stands,
And from Maas to farthest Memel        5
As from Etch to Belt expands:
German land above all others,
Dear above all other lands!
 
German faith and German women,
German wine and German song        10
In the world shall keep the beauties
That of old to them belong;
Still to noble deeds inspiring,
They shall always make us strong—
German faith and German women,        15
German wine and German song!
 
Union, right and freedom ever
For the German fatherland!
So with brotherly endeavour
Let us strive with heart and hand!        20
For a bliss that wavers never
Union, right and freedom stand—
In this glory bloom forever,
Bloom, my German fatherland!
 
 
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