Das Glück der Freundschaft
The Joy of Friendship


He lives a life of joy untold
Who wins another’s heart,
For pleasure shared is now twofold,
Shared pains quickly depart.

On roads of flowers he will pass
To whom a good companion
Holds out the hand of friendship; gold
This day of common brass.

It rouses strength, spurs courage on
To honourable deeds
And deep within, our sacred flame
Of Truth and Nature feeds.

He has achieved good Fortune’s aim
Who has a woman found
To whom in loving tenderness
He’s intimately bound.

Delighted, with her every hour,
She sweetens harsh life’s mile,
Alone she brings his world to flower
And all around him smile.