"Thy magic power re-unites All that custom has divided, All men become brothers, Under the sway of thy gentle wings.
All creatures drink of joy At natures breast. Just and unjust Alike taste of her gift; She gave us kisses and the fruit of the vine, A tried friend to the end. Even the worm can feel contentment, And the cherub stands before God!
Gladly, like the heavenly bodies Which He sent on their courses Through the splendor of the firmament; Thus, brothers, you should run your race, like a hero going to victory!
Do you fall in worship, you millions? World, do you know your creator? Seek Him in the heavens; Above the stars must he dwell."
—Shiller's Ode to Joy
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