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Fædrelandet

Hans Christian Andersen 1805 (Odense) – 1875 (Copenhagen)

Ægypteren ved Nilen gaaer,
Glad ved den rige Høst, som kommer,
Stolt Vandrefuglen med Vingen slaaer,
Fortæller om den danske Sommer.
„Et Land, Ægypten ligt, i Nord jeg veed,
Med Oldtids Minder og med Frugtbarhed,
  Skoven er saa grøn,
  Qvinden er saa skjøn!
Og dette Land, det kaldes Danmark!"
 
Naar Svanen synger sin sidste Sang,
Den synger om de grønne Øer,
Om Kjæmpegrave paa Kløvervang,
Om Skovomkrandste stille Søer;
Den Strand, hvor Havfruen i Maaneskjær
Forkynder høit hvad Stort sig rører her.
  Havet har fortalt
  Smukt til Svanen Alt; -
Og dette Land, det kaldes Danmark!
 
Den lille Svale veed god Besked,
Den boer, saa den seer ind i Stuen;
Om huuslig Lykke, om Trofasthed
Den qviddrer der i sin Beskuen.
Fra Slottets Marmor og til Hyttens Straa
Et ærligt Sind og Stræben Fuglen saae;
  Offre vil hver Stand
  Alt for Fædreland,
Og dette Land, det kaldes Danmark!
 
Ja, Danmark er vort Fædreland,
For det at virke, er at leve!
Gud signe Kongen og hver en Mand,
Som ærligt stræber det at hæve!
Paa sommergrønne Øer høit i Nord,
Hvor Skoven gjør til Indsøe Bugt og Fjord,
  Axets Guldkorn groe!
  Gid der Lykken boe!
Vort Fædreland, det kaldes Danmark!
 

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