Monday, August 1, 2011

Happy 1.August

Swiss National Anthem (Schweizerpsalm)

When the morning skies grow red
And over us their radiance shed
Thou, O Lord, appeareth in their light
When the alps glow bright with splendor,
Pray to God, to Him surrender
For you feel and understand
That He dwelleth in this land.

In the sunset Thou art night
And beyond the starry sky
Thou, O loving father, ever near,
When to Heaven we are departing
Joy and bliss Thou'lt be imparting
For we feel and understand
That Thou dwellest in this land

When dark clouds enshroud the hills
And grey mist the valley fills
Yet Thou art not hidden from thy sons
Pierce the gloom in which we cower
With Thy sunshine's cleansing power
Then we'll feel and understand
That God dwelleth in this land.

Composer: Albert Zwyssig (1808-1854)

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